Chateau de Montifaud Héritage Maurice Vallet is a very rare and old cognac, a unique spirit that dates back to late 19th century and early 20th century.
Copper in color this cognac has aromas of licorice, spices, and leather.
It's powerful and full-bodied flavours have maderia-like notes, characteristic of a very old cognac.
You will enjoy a complex, long finish with harmonious flavours on the palate.
According to family tradition at Château de Montifaud, whenever a child is born in the Vallet family, part of the cognac distilled from that year’s harvest is set aside in the “Paradis” where the oldest and most precious cognac is kept at the house. The Heritage Maurice Vallet was made by Maurice Vallet, who was born in 1884 and began distilling with his father in 1904. The cognac consists of spirit from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, with the oldest cognac in the blend from 1898, exemplifying the deep family roots.
“The Château de Montifaud Heritage Maurice Vallet cognac comes from an exceptional blend of their cognacs and it is a family treasure,” says Laurent Vallet, master blender and owner. “Upon tasting, the senses are filled with the closely guarded secret atmosphere of Château de Montifaud’s family cellar and the four generations who have contributed to the creation of the blend.”
Owned by the family Vallet for six generations, Chateau de Montifaud Cognac boasts 125 hectares of vineyards that are located in both the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne growing regions. The house produces a large, high quality range of cognacs – including various vintages from years that have had an exceptional harvest. One family tradition that Cognac Chateau Montifaud is proud to follow, is that of when a new baby boy is born to the head of the cognac house, that part of the cognac created from that year’s harvest is set to one side. This is kept for a varying number of years, but may only be sold by future generations.
|A Family History: Owned by the family Vallet, Chateau de Montifaud Cognac established 1866, holds 125 hectares of vineyards, located in both the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne growing regions. The grape plantation, first created in 1837 by Augustin, has seen the succession of Pierre, Maurice Louis, and Michel. The domain has belonged to the family for six generations now. The house produces an extensive, high-quality range of cognacs – including various vintages from years that have had an exceptional harvest.|
|Future: One family tradition that Chateau de Montifaud Cognac is proud to follow is that of when a new baby boy is born in the family of the cognac house; they store that part of the cognac created from that year’s harvest at a designated place. This part is kept for a varying number of years and solely to be sold by future generations.|
|From father to son: In October 2000, Laurent came to work with his father and grandfather. Following family tradition, when a son joins his father to work together, the moment came to sell the stock kept for this occasion waiting in the darkness of their « Paradise » cellar, skillfully crafted by Pierre and Maurice Vallet.|
|The family cellars have equally seen the aging of cognacs that date from 1866 to the present day. Part of these vintages is tagged and sealed by the BNIC (Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac, the National Interprofessional Authority of Cognac). The family looks after everything, from the vine stock all the way through the marketing and sales of their products. Expertise passed on from father to son.|