After an initial maturation in traditional oak casks for at least 6 months, this Brandy is finished in a selection of Sauternes wine casks sourced from some of the grandest Chateaux of this prestigious Bordeaux sweet white wine region. This special second maturation is carefully supervised by the Master Blender in order to reach the perfect balance between the Sauternes casks typicity and the character of Monteru.
The Monteru Story
The origins of MONTERU date back to the late 1700’s when the descendant of the Count of MONTERU moved to the Cognac region and married his daughter to the son of a cognac merchant.
Since then, MONTERU has remained closely tied to the tradition of brown spirits distillation and has progressively become a reference for super premium brandy but also a leading innovator in the category.
MAISON MONTERU is the first French producer of single grape brandies distilling the most sought-after single varietals. This innovative and modern spirit range combines both authenticity and tradition while creating a new product category of brown spirits somewhere between the most traditional brandies and single malt whiskies.
MONTERU Single Grape Brandy is a superior choice of spirits for the most demanding connoisseurs throughout the world.
We aim to preserve the individual expression of each grape variety. We source and select specific grapes from our vineyards and from our local partners. The harvest is brought to our estate to be pressed and vinified.
Then, we double distill our single grape wines in copper pot stills, using the traditional Charentais Alembic.
Why Double Distilled?
Most spirits are single distilled using industrialized large scale continuous distillation columns. MONTERU uses antique typical alembics with a double distillation.
More distillation would not make sense as it would enhance the neutrality and erase the individuality of each specific grape variety. Double distillation is the perfect amount of distillation to balance fruit, aroma and purity for a ultra premium brandy.
A nose that is both crisp and complex, revealing aromas of blackberry, leather and oak. It has a long finish with accents of vanilla and allspice.
Tasting Profile: red fruit and vanilla with sweet spice.
Monteru Brandy finished in Rare Cask Sauternes were matured first in carefully selected French oak before further aged in ex-Sauternes casks (each capacity of 225 liters). We have sourced these Sauternes casks selectively in the South of the Bordeaux region. The fine grain French oak conveys great aromas and flavors to our Monteru Rare Cask Finish Brandy, and the ex-Sauternes casks more stone fruits like aromas.
This Brandy, which is packed with apricots, boasts an elegant pale yellow color. At first, the nose reveals notes of honey and yellow flowers, followed by comforting aromas of freshly toasted bread and apricots.
The mouth is delicate and silky, revealing flavors of dried tropical fruit.
The finish reveals subtle notes of nuts, dried fruit and baked apricot tart.