Brandy (from brandywine, derived from Dutch brandewijn, "gebrande wijn" "burned wine") is a spirit produced by distilling wine. Brandy generally contains 35–60% alcohol by volume (70–120 US proof) and is typically taken as an after-dinner drink. Some brandies are aged in wooden casks, some are coloured with caramel colouring to imitate the effect of aging, and some brandies are produced using a combination of both aging and colouring.
In broader sense, the term "brandy" also denotes liquors obtained from distillation of pomace (pomace brandy) or mash or wine of any other fruit (fruit brandy).These products are also named eaux-de-vie.
Varieties of wine brandy can be found across the winemaking world. Among the most renowned are Cognac and Armagnac from Southwestern France.
The 2014 Limited Edition of CAMUS Borderies VSOP presents a lively, mineral and floral character.
The wine used for this Cognac came mostly from the Domaines CAMUS estates, and was exclusively distilled on the lees.
The long ageing process in seasoned casks has sublimated the mineral character of this CAMUS Borderies VSOP into honey, apple and cinnamon with notes of peach, while the medium-bodied palate offers flavors of creamy vanilla, a touch of spice and even more fruit.
Region: Borderies, Cognac, France
CAMUS VSOP Elegance is a Cognac rich in mellow, fruity aromas. For the VSOP Elegance, Maison CAMUS selects aromatic eaux-de-vie partially distilled on the lees, including some from our famous Borderies cru, to strengthen the aromatic richness of this Cognac as it ages.
Aging in oak barrels specially selected by CAMUS ensures a great mellowness of character and richness of flavor, accented with delicate woody notes. The barrels used are medium toasted, preserving the original aromas of the eaux-de-vie and producing a Cognac with admirable poise and balance.
The nose boasts prominent jasmine aromas intermingled with subtle yellow fruit notes. On the palate this Cognac displays a remarkable balance between smoothness and structure, enhanced by vanilla and light woody notes.
Region: Cognac, France