Blending, or cutting, is a traditional practice that involves mixing different distinct ripening and aging eaux-de-vie.
By this process, even more complex, subtle and structured Cognacs can be created by combining the strength, sweetness, hue and aroma of many eaux-de-vie.
It is the cellar master who makes these cuts, with the help of his team.
The "recipes" of assembly make the particular touch of each of the brands of Cognac, and are secretly kept.
The blend, or cut, also offers a taste stability of eaux-de-vie over time.
Indeed, the fact of mixing makes it possible, from one year to another, to produce more homogeneous Cognacs.