Temperature

AGEING   


Moderate variations in temperature are conducive to proper ageing

Vieillissement du Cognac: évolutions chimiquesThis acceleration varies with each stage – extraction, assimilation, oxidation, evaporation.

Traditionally, Cognac storage facilities are not kept at a constant temperature, in contrast to underground cellars.

Nevertheless, moderate variations in temperature are conducive to proper ageing of eaux-de-vie.

Temperature ranges from 7-22°C (45-72°F) on average are considered reasonable.

They are one of the components in a cellar’s suitability for ageing eaux-de-vie.

Oak wood, by its nature, also contributes to this thermal inertia.