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Bache Gabrielsen Fermentation Tanks Before Distillation of Cognac Eaux-de-Vie


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Bache Gabrielsen’s facility has several larger stainless steel fermentation tanks that are used to ferment the harvested grapes before distillation.   The grapes are pressed for their nectar and then placed in tanks such as these to ferment.  The fermentation process is complete in a matter of a few weeks.  Then the nectar is distilled twice to produce eau-de-vie.

Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac is a renowned brand with a rich history and a commitment to innovation. Established in 1905 by Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen, a Norwegian lieutenant, the company has grown to become a prominent player in the world of Cognac. In this article, we will explore the history of Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac, its unique approach to the art of Cognac-making, and the brand’s dedication to sustainability and the preservation of the environment.

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Thomas Bache-Gabrielsen founded the company in 1905 after settling in Cognac, France. He was inspired by the region’s rich history of Cognac production and saw an opportunity to create a unique brand that would combine traditional methods with innovative techniques. Over the years, Bache-Gabrielsen has remained a family-owned business, with each generation contributing to the company’s growth and success.

Bache-Gabrielsen’s commitment to innovation has led to the creation of unique products such as the American Oak Cognac, which is aged in Tennessee oak barrels, and the Aquavit, the first of its kind to be produced in the Cognac region. These innovative products showcase the brand’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of traditional Cognac-making.

Bache-Gabrielsen is known for its exceptional quality and craftsmanship, which is evident in its range of Cognacs. The brand uses only the finest Ugni Blanc grapes from the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne regions of Cognac. These grapes are carefully selected and distilled using traditional copper pot stills, resulting in a smooth and complex eau-de-vie.

The eau-de-vie is then aged in Limousin oak barrels, which impart a unique flavor and character to the Cognac. Bache-Gabrielsen’s cellar master, Jean-Philippe Bergier, is responsible for the aging process, ensuring that each Cognac is aged to perfection.

Bache-Gabrielsen Cognac is a brand that has successfully combined tradition and innovation to create exceptional products that are enjoyed by Cognac lovers around the world. The company’s commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and sustainability has earned it a reputation as a leader in the world of Cognac. As Bache-Gabrielsen continues to grow and evolve, it remains dedicated to preserving the rich history of Cognac-making while pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of fine spirits.

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