Unusually all three traditional Cognac grape varieties Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Colombard are still grown on the Tesseron estates. Folle Blanche and Colombard have almost disappeared in the region as they are difficult to grow and produce small crops, but they are important as they add an extra dimension to the final blend.
The 'maître de chai' knows the character of each cask of Cognac as if they were his children. Each will be different with its own individual personality, even though the 'eaux-de-vies' may be distilled from identical grape varieties on the same day.
Blending is a great skill, an art, which like great Cognac takes many years to develop. Tesseron Cognacs have great complexity and depth as the 'maître de chai' creates a subtle blend of three grape varieties: Ugni Blanc for roundness, Folle Blanche for finesse and Colombard for strength and depth. Each variety and cask will lend a special nuance for the final blend.