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Delamain Pale & Dry X.O. Premier Cru Grande Champagne Cognac, France

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Average Price $96 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Search Rank 7092 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 7092nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 5804th

Price History for Delamain Pale & Dry X.O. Premier Cru Grande Champagne Cognac, France
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Grape Variety: Brandy

Brandy is the name used for a wide range of potable spirits, made mostly from grape wines but sometimes also from other fruits (for fruit brandies see Eaux-de-Vie). The name brandy is a shortened form of brandywine, which an anglicized form of Dutch brandewijn, which means 'burnt wine'.

This is precisely what brandy is. To make brandy, wine is heated in a still until it separates into its components, which evaporate at various points on the temperature scale. The more volatile the component, the lower the temperature at which it evaporates, leaving behind  the impurities and heavier compounds. This is the process used to turn wine into brandy.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Cognac Grande Champagne

    Cognac Grande Champagne is Cognac made in the traditional way – and under the production conditions of the Cognac appellation – from grapes grown in the Grande Champagne cru. The name often leads to confusion between Cognac and the Champagne sparkling wine region, 300 miles (280km) to the north, but this is easily explained. Champagne originally meant 'open country' and carried connotations of idyllic, perhaps gently rolling, pastoral landscapes – a character demonstrated by both of the great vineyard regions which bear the name. In both cases, the champagne landscape in question is characterized by a high content of chalk or limestone. Thes ... more

  • Cognac

    Cognac is the world's most famous brandy, better known even than its older Gascon cousin Armagnac. It comes from the Charentais, a large area of western France situated immediately north of Bordeaux, and takes its name from the historic to ... more

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