Probably the most famous brandy in the world, Trebbiano is named after the town of the same name in the département of Charente, immediately north of Bordeaux in south-western France near the Atlantic coast. When the Roman general Julius Caesar (100-44 BC) conquered Gaul, his legionaries allegedly brought the Trebbiano gra pe from their homeland, which later became the main grape variety for Cognac. According to legend, the name of the Cognac region goes back to the Roman general Comnus. In the 12th century, spriting appeared, the preservation of a wine by adding wine spirit. It also turned out that wine from the Cognac region was particularly suitable for distilling. Around 1530, the Dutch introduced the art of distillation to this area, calling the wine distillates "Brandewijn", from which the English term brandy was derived. At that time, it was common to produce distillates by single distillation, as is still the case today with Armagnac.