COGNAC AND ITS AROMAS: FALL, A SEASON FOR SPICY NOTES
Floral, fruity, spicy or oaky: the aromatic palette of Cognac symbolically spans the four seasons, including fall. It offers a window onto the inimitable world of Cognac, which will be taking pride of place this 19 and 20 October at the Paris Cocktail Festival and the France Quintessence trade fair.
FALL, ONE OF THE FOUR AROMATIC SEASONS OF COGNAC
Designed in collaboration with fifty cellarmasters, sommeliers, chefs, and specialist journalists, the Cognac aroma wheel is an educational tool which classifies the myriad aromas of Cognac by symbolically linking them to the four seasons. It is designed to showcase the aromatic diversity of Cognac, highlighting those nuances which correspond to the current season. Fall is naturally associated with spicy notes, in the broadest sense of the term: cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, truffle, chocolate, dried fig, dried apricot, etc.
COGNAC AND ITS AROMAS: A FUN WAY TO EXPLORE
Presented in the form of a wheel, the Cognac aromatic palette is a tool designed to help consumers and professionals alike (barmen, mixologists, sommeliers, retailers) to fully appreciate the diversity of Cognac, referencing over sixty aromatic nuances. Taken together, these aromas are the basic “ingredients” of Cognac: just like the famous perfumer’s “nose”, the cellarmaster composes subtle blends of wine spirits of different ages and origins to give the Cognac its full aromatic richness.
The BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac) represents, fosters and protects the Cognac Appellation d’Origine Conrôlée in France and abroad.
In the 150 countries where Cognac is sold, this AOC assures consumers of a product of exceptional quality. With a membership that equally represents the agricultural and commercial interests of Cognac, the BNIC is the consultative and decision-making body for the 4,280 growers, 120 distillers and 280 négociants of the Cognac Appellation.
BNIC acts in the service of the interests of those who make and consume cognac, upholding the Appellation’s responsibilities and standards in regard to the public.