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Why are we so different:

The property implanted at the heart of the Grande Champagne, is situated on the district of Segonzac.

The landscape consists of plains and hills little raised to reliefs soft. The Charente crosses the region, fed by small rivers: Le Né, L' Antenne, La Seugne …

Streams have a direct role on the demarcation of vineyards. The Grande Champagne is délimitèe by the Charente and its tributary the Born. These two streams form a natural border.

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Our very calcareous grounds of the hillsides which surround Segonzac produce the finest eaux-de-vie, the best Cognacs.

They are rather superficial argilo-calcareous grounds on soft, chalky limestone, Cretaceous. The content in limestone is very high from the surface.

In spite of their weak thickness, these grounds are thus afraid little of the drought, especially as the porous basement contributes to the water reserve.

It behaves as an enormous sponge through which the water can slowly go back up as the summer drought becomes more marked.

The ugni-white, whose clusters resist Botritis finds here a country of choice or he expresses completely his potential.

Chalky soil are called Champagne either in Champagne or Cognac region. The chalky soil of Segonzac hills produces the finest eaux-de-vie which ages the best.

Grande Champagne represents only 17 % out of the 75 000 hectares of the Cognac vineyards . Most often Grande Champagne is known as an improver of the best blend.
At Pierre de Segonzac's 100 % of the Cognacs are Grande Champagne as you can read it on our labels.

In this video, or you will learn to cut a vineyard, we will show you how to recognize very easily a ground of Grande Champagne thanks to the fossils which the ocean left by withdrawing there is millions of years.

 

 


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