Cognac AOC

APPELLATION   

The Cognac Appellation is strictly regulated to follow longstanding local use

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Every stage plays a determining role in the quality of the Cognac.

The Cognac AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, meaning “Controlled Appellation of Origin”) is strictly regulated to follow longstanding local use.

Three main, national, legal texts are at the origin of the AOC Cognac: 1st May 1909, 15th May 1936, 13th January 1938

Suite à la réforme de l’INAO et pour satisfaire aux aux nouvelles exigences communautaires, toutes les AOC françaises ont rédigé un nouveau cahier des charges définissant les conditions de production de leur appellation.

Le cahier des charges de l’AOC Cognac a été élaboré par l‘ODG Cognac. Il est homologué par décret.

Il définit :

It specifically brings together the provisions defined in the three main, national, legal texts that relate to Cognac :

  • The Decree of 1st May, 1909 delimits the Cognac production area ;
  • The Decree of 15th May, 1936 modified defines the following Appellations: “Cognac”, “Eau-de-vie de Cognac” and “Eau-de-vie des Charentes”;
  • The Decree of 13th January, 1938 defines the production areas within the Delimited Region for each of the Regional Appellations.

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