Fanny Fougerat is the 4th generation of her family of winemaker/distillers in Cognac. Her family usually sold Eau de Vie to the big Cognac houses, only storing a small fraction for their own family brand. In 2013 she decided to break from that way of life and fully devote all their resources to their own label of brandies. Today they offer us a look at a different side of Cognac, one that communicates a sense of place by using single estate fruit and gives us a sense of Cognac used to be.Fougerat’s single estate Cognacs come from 50 hectares in Fins Bois and Borderies. Fanny and her husband farm and vinify all their Ugni Blanc and distill every drop of Eau de Vie they produce. Their goal is to reveal the terroirs and the provenance of their spirits. Their estate has many unique microclimates and complex geologies that are reflected in their fruit and each of their resulting Cognacs reflect that. Her expressions are embodied in 4 distinct bottlings: Petit Cigue, Iris Poivre, Laurier d’Apollon and Cedre Blanc. Each name is meant to reflect their own style.