Vallein Tercinier

Cognac V.S. Premium Selection

Region: Cognac

Vallein Tercinier

For the family that has produced Cognacs in Chermignac for five generations, there is one guiding principle: follow the family tradition of care and obsession with flavor that goes into each bottle, not the fashion of the moment. That focus on creating the most pleasurable experience in the glass, following the same recipes that have been handed down through the generations, drives all the distilling, blending and aging decisions for Vallein Tercinier at Domaine des Forges.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Fin Bois

  • The soils of Fin Bois primarily consist of clayey, chalky soils that have a red tinge and contain stones from the Jurassic period.
  • Heavy, 60% clay soil that produces round, smooth, intense cognacs that age fairly quickly.
  • Fin Bois eau-de-vie have a bouquet of freshly picked grapes and are lightly floral.

Bon Bois

  • Bon Bois soils are sandier, eroding from the Masif Central.
  • Vines are often dispersed and in some places are surrounded by forests of chestnut and pine.
  • Bon Bois eau-de-vie are dominated by the character of the terrior. Their fruity aromas are scented with crushed grapes.
Winemaker's Notes

Our V.S. is a young and powerful Cognac. This is a blend of fine Fins Bois and Bons Bois eau-di-vie that have a forward, powerful nose, with a slight bronze color due to distillation in copper stills. For tasting, it will also appreciate tonic, chilled water, or “on the rocks.”

Technical Information
  • Blended from fine Fins Bois and Bons Bois eau-de-vie
  • Aged in Limousin French oak barrels for at least 4-5 years
  • Alcohol: 40%


Gold Medal Points

Gold Medal, 2022 SF World Spirits Competition

Wine News, April, 2022

General Info

Country France
Region Cognac
Appellation(s) Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bons Bois
Proprietors Catherine Tercinier, Louis Tercinier,
Stephane Roudier
Founded 1850
Winemaker/Cellar Master Foucauld De Menditte
Annual Production 3,750 9L cases