During King Levon’s reign, Cilician Armenia formed strategic alliances with many European kingdoms, including France and England. King Levon personally befriended England’s French-speaking king Richard the Lionheart, fighting by his side in The Crusades.
King Levon is also known simply as “The Great” or “Le Magnifique.” He presided over a golden age of economic growth, social progress and improved foreign relations. His legacy of brotherhood and exploration forged a lasting connection between Cilician Armenia and Western Europe.
Cognac Levon Le Magnifique is made solely from grapes found in the two highest-quality crus (vineyard areas), Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne, located in the heart of the Cognac region.
In the Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne crus, the soil consists of a thin layer of clay limestone covering a deeper layer of limestone and chalk. Grande Champagne features rolling hills, while Petite Champagne is more compact. However, the chalky soil found in both crus provides the optimal growing conditions for aromatic, flavorful grapes.