Jean Grosperrin MMC Cuvée 2 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.
We want to share with you an original MMCs from this region!
This wine is rancio-driven. The batch comes from a passionate winemaker who worked vines on a rocky promontory close to Segonzac, in the heart of a famous Charentais (Grande Champagne area) appellation. After lengthy lees ageing in small barrels and casks, it arrived at the Chermignac cellars in 2019, shortly after the accidental death of its producer. It is a sumptuous wine, which has aged a minimum of 25 years in oak casks.
Intense amber in colour with toasty, black chocolate, prune and undergrowth aromas. The extremely dense thick palate has a delicate sweetness, nice acidity and spicy warm notes of prune and sugar candy.
- Artisanal production
Best to serve at 8 degrees, with Pinot Noir based Champagne, or on ice