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Armenia Wine's collaboration with Olivier Chapt bridge traditions

panarmenian.net05/18th/2023, 8:12
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Armenia Wine's collaboration with Olivier Chapt bridge traditions

May 18, 2023 - 12:06 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Famous French brandy master Olivier Chapt belives that not only years and barrels turn grape spirit into brandy: pure and transparent liquid must be continuously embraced in love and care, spoken to, and given emotions.

According to Chapt, only years of patience and dedication can bring the expected result.

Chapt is the brandy consultant of Armenia Wine Company, he comes from the Cognac region of France. He has been combining the best French and Armenian brandy making traditions for years to obtain high quality brandy from the harvest of the Armenian terroir.

“Initially, when I received an offer to cooperate with the Armenia Wine company, we had one common idea: to create not just another Armenian brandy, but a piece of art in accordance with the company's standards. It is really a great advantage when your partner does not interrupt your creative flight and is open to any proposals,” says Chapt, referring to the recent purchase of 250 hectoliter oak containers brought to Armenia from France at his suggestion.

The oak containers (TONU) with a volume of 250 hectoliters are already in Armenia. They are the production of the world famous company Seguin Moreau. The containers are made from wood from the forests of the Limousine region of France, obtained by careful processing of selected French oaks, characteristic of the area. Experts assure that these are not just trifles, but the primary prerequisites for obtaining a quality drink. The world is full of oak, but the wood of Limousin are irreplaceable.

The ideology of is this: “the brandy is alive, it has a soul and a body. Using an oak container is the last, but most delicate stag...

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