The very rare and sought after Fine de Bourgogne - as elegant as any XO Cognac, this Fine offers so much more... Naudin Ferrand are one of the last domains offering a traditionally matured very old fine. This fine (brandy) is produced from wine, or more accurately "clair de lie" the wine at the bottom of the barrel that is not clear enough to be bottled.
This wine is then distilated by La Brandevinière, a small traditional distiller next door, in the village of Ladoix Serrigny. They deliver to us a brandy at 50 % vol.
They age it at the domaine, in new or one year old barrels, in a small cellar that my father rehabilitated more than 50 years ago. This allows the alcohol to evaporate slowly and gives the fine its smoothness and complexity. Dad had made it suitable for ageing fines, with more air, drier, and more temperature variations than a wine cellar that would not allow proper ageing of a fine. It is used for fines and marcs.
To sip by the fireplace...