A.E. Dor is located on the borders of Grande Champagne, the crème de la crème region for growing Cognac grapes.
In 1858, Amédée Edouard Dor, the eldest son of a noble Cognac family, embarked on his lifelong passion – to amass the finest collection of Cognac in France.
Keen to preserve the Cognacs at their very peak, when he felt they had reached optimum maturity in their oak barrels, Mr. Dor decanted the Cognacs into wax sealed demijohns (glass vessels) so that future generations could enjoy and experience his work.
Today, many of these vessels remain intact and untouched quietly resting in a once-secret cellar called Paradis, which has remained unchanged for almost 200 years.
At A.E. Dor, Colombard, Folle Blanche, and Ugni White grapes are pressed immediately after the harvest and put to fermentation.
These eaux-de-vie are later turned into one of the numerous Cognacs in their three ranges: The Traditional Range, where your VS, VSOP, XO, Cigar Cognacs, and Napoleon’s go; The Hors D'Age Range, where Cognacs go after they turn 30; The Decanter Range, where the straight-A students in their fancy dresses end up.