Fussigny launches vintage range

A de Fussigny Cognac has announced the launch of four new vintage expressions at Vinexpo in Bordeaux.

The cognac brand, which was re-established in 2008 by Jean-Dominque Andreu and Patrick Giudicelli, will release the 1969, 1970, 1975 and 1988 in September, to the domestic French market, the US, Europe and duty free.

The cognac negociant has limited the '69, '70, and '75 to 400 bottles and the '88 to 800 bottles.

Fabien Levieux, marketing and communications manger at A de Fussigny told Drinks International that the price range - which is from €250 to €500 - is "in line with [that of] the big cognac houses".

The 43% abv range is made with grapes from petite champagne vineyards and have been blended from stocks selected only from their respective vintage.

Levieux said: "Each expression is typical of the year on the bottle and every vintage is specific".

The bottles will be housed in an orange, lacquered wooden box which, according to Levieux, communicates the cognac's "modern and luxurious" image.

The release follows the launch of A de Fussigny Cognac XO 24 Carats.