Jean Grosperrin MMC Cuvée 1 Cognac
Why we love it
MMC stands for Moûts Mutés au Cognac. In essence it is a wine must that has been married to Cognac. The Cognac is added to stop the ongoing fermentation process, with the must usually at about 2% alc., leaving sugars that will ennoble the product over time in oak barrels. It is a traditional and regional product, prepared by most wine growers in the region and often consumed within the family itself. Some of these sweet wines are kept for decades.
A very fresh and fruity wine, different to the previous bottlings. It comes from one of the most renowned wineries who accepted to yield us this batch which in reality is much older than the previous MMC 1.
On the nose it is fruity and complex. The palate is very soft, not too sweet. Nice acidity and balance. Dense and depth for this new bottling, first rancios (old Madeira, oxidation).
- Artisanal production
Best to serve at 8 degrees, with Pinot Noir based Champagne, or on ice