Straw-colored with hints of gold. The nose exhibits fresh broom aromas and delicate iodine notes, with the palate dominated by dried fruit with hints of oak.
With its fresh, marine notes, CAMUS Ile de Re Fine Island is a perfect expression of the authentic style and qualities of Ile de Re Cognacs. The grapes have naturally higher iodine content than those harvested on the mainland. In addition, the islandís mild climate helps to bestow a truly individual character on the eaux-de-vie it produces.
Distilled on the lees to enhance the original flavors of the eaux-de-vie from which it is produced, Ile de Re Fine Island Cognac is then aged in an extremely damp cellar to add greater roundness, using lightly toasted oak barrels that provide an extremely delicate woody flavor.
Ideal straight, over ice or chilled, served with fish or seafood.
|The Ile de Re is widely, and justly, considered to be one of Franceís most beautiful areas. Its extraordinarily mild climate and fertile soils have prompted humans to cultivate vines for many years. Now home to more than 400 hectares under the Cognac appellation, Ile de Re is the appellationís most northerly point and yet enjoys the mildest conditions.
The nearby ocean is a fabulous temperature regulator, the spray is a source of flavor and the seaweed-rich soil is conducive to natural vine development. All these climactic elements combine to create a Cognac which has truly been sculpted by the ocean.
|Deeply attached to their Cognac land, the five generations of CAMUS family have succeeded in faithfully preserving the brandís original values. This process of handing down from father to son now ensures the continuity and development of a unique expertise, with the cornerstones remaining the soil, the vine and the grape.
As well as a love and respect for the fruit of the land, the CAMUS culture is based on innovation and the quest for exceptional aromatic qualities Ė for above and beyond their role as businessmen the CAMUSís see themselves as winegrowers, explorers and passionate lovers of taste.
The fact that the CAMUS family home le Plessis lies at the heart of the highly sought-after Borderies cru is proof of this special attachment to the Cognac region. The CAMUS family is today the largest landowner in the Cognac Borderies appellation.
This specific character is down to the vision of Jean-Paul CAMUS, who identified the taste potential of the regionís different terroirs at a very early stage. Guided more by his own intuition than by passing trends, he chose to develop the generally overlooked Cognac cru of Borderies and allow its flavors to shine across the world.