Château Montifaud been in the hands of the Vallet family for six generations. The vineyard was planted in 1837 by Augustin and has seen the succession of Pierre, Maurice, Louis and Michel. Laurent joined his father and grandfather in October 2000. According to the family tradition, when a son joins his father, a part of the cognac distilled in that year is set preciously aside and will only be sold by the future generations.
Today, in the darkness of the family's 'Paradise' cellar lie bottles of Cognac skilfully made by Pierre and Maurice Vallet.
The vineyard stretches over 75 hectares in the two premier sub regions for Cognac production, the 'Grande' and the 'Petite' Champagne. Not to be confused with the sparkling wine region further east, the Charente where Cognac is made is close to the Atlantic, north of Bordeaux.
During each of the different phases of making the cognacs (producing, distilling, ageing), Château Montifaud apply the traditional craftsmanship and skill handed down from father to son.
The XO is a superbly smooth Cognac, rich with stone fruit and dark oak flavour, with a minimum of 30 years ageing. It comes presented in a very elegant decanter that will make the perfect present for any connoisseur.