- Soil Type: Clay and chalk with deep porous limestone sub soils.
- Country: France
Nestled in the hills of the Charentes, in the village of Bouteville, the Giraud family has been growing grapes and distilling them into fine cognacs since 1650. Bouteville is in the heart of the region, situated in Grande Champagne, the finest of Cognac’s six AOCs. The family vocation has been so well instilled in each generation that the Giraud’s cellars are stocked with exquisite and rare bottlings for future generations to enjoy.
After finishing his studies in Viticulture and Enology in 1974, Paul-Jean Giraud officially established the domaine, and today he is considered one of Cognac’s greatest distillers. Paul-Jean stands apart by only producing pure vintage Cognac, which he farms traditionally as he was taught by his father and grandfather. Giraud’s cognacs are the model of authenticity and have consistently won awards and international acclaim.