Across their own vineyards in the Fins Bois and Borderies there is 100 acres of flavoursome grapes with further partners across the cognac region to add to the bountiful harvests. It wasn’t until 2010, however, that Merlet finally decided to bottle cognac under their own name.
Today Distillerie Merlet & Fils is run by fifth generation of Merlets; Gilles Merlet and his two sons, Pierre and Luc. With a rich knowledge of the spirit, they created a unique cognac style which is both sublimely fruity and elegant. Once the grapes have been harvested, mostly from the Fins Bois, they are pressed for juice, fermented and distilled in the family’s Charentais copper pot stills.