H By Hine Fine Champagne V.S.O.P. in case
mainly composed of limestone, gypsum and marl
1791. A young Englishman leaves Dorset to learn the secrets of cognac, his father's favorite drink. Thomas Hine is the sixth of twelve children and has just turned sixteen.
Timing, however, is not his strong point, since, at that moment, being in France for an Englishman was not the most opportune thing!
Fleeing the French Revolution, he was imprisoned in the castle of Jarnac, where he remained for several months. This resulted in his marriage to Françoise-Elisabeth, the daughter of his hosts. In 1817, Thomas Hine gives his name to this house, founded on the banks of the Charente in 1763.
Since this dramatic incipit, six generations of the Hine family have succeeded one another at the helm of Thomas Hine & Co. The tasting rooms at 16 Quai de l'Orangerie have seen it all, from the Great French Wine Blight to local conflicts, world conflicts, early bottlings, international accidents, economic booms and busts, legendary floods... Today, a dedicated team of thirty people is committed to preserving and carrying forward 258 years of compelling history.
H by Hine is quirky, a young cognac with a taste for adventure and originality.
Lively and elegant, it's the perfect companion for bold cocktails but also a flamboyant soloist when served neat with a splash of cold tonic.
Color: Amber yellow with copper reflections
Bouquet: Notes of iris, fresh apricot, acacia and white pepper
Taste Soft, elegant, enveloping and ample
over 20 years
vinification in old oak barrels