J.Normandin Mercier VSOP Cognac (700ml)
Petite Champagne is generally considered Cognac's second most prestigious area. About twice the size of Grande Champagne, with around 16,000 hectares under vine, the soil here is still chalky, but it is a more compact and friable type known as Santonian chalk. This slight difference in soils means its cognacs are close in style to Grande Champagne, but without the finesse of the latter. If the two are blended, with at least half the cognac coming from Grande Champagne, the result is permitted to be called "Fine Champagne cognac".