LECAT

Distillery
Lecat distillery is situated on a family estate in Saint Fraigne, a commune in Charente in southwestern France.

Jean Luc Lassoudière came back to Saint Fraigne to rebuild the family farm and give birth to a new vineyard since the phylloxera crisis of the 1870s destroyed a large part of vines in the Cognac region.

A hundred years later, the farm started producing a sufficient amount of quality Wine that allowed them to supply it to major Cognac houses.

They own approximately 25 Ha of vines, of which 20 are used for producing Cognac. The remaining grapes are used in the production of Pineau, grape juice, and red Wine.

Their Cognac vineyards are mainly planted with Ugni Blanc (90%), while the rest is populated with a mixture of Colombard and Folle Blanche. 

As soon as the grapes are ready, usually early in October, the harvest begins, followed by a distillation period of 5 months, between November and March.

Distillation takes place in their 40 years old traditional Charentais Alembic (copper still). Aging is done exclusively in French oak barrels with a capacity of 270 to 450 liters.

The Lecat range boasts an incredible award-winning line-up of subtly nuanced Cognacs.

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Distillery Details

  • Country
    France
  • Address
    Villeret, 16140 Saint Fraigne, France
  • Phone
    +33 5 45 30 31 71
  • Website
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Every single Cognac from Lecat’s current lineup has won an award.

Lecat XO Memoire won the BEST OF 2015 Flaviar Award in its respective category, which the distillery is proudly displaying on their website!
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