Rémy Martin is a producer of champagne cognacs including Grande Champagne, Fine Champagne and Petit Champagne cognacs. Rémy Martin is the second largest Cognac House, behind Hennessy. Rémy Martin’s vineyards are the largest in the Grande and Petit Champagne appellations in the Cognac region. Rémy Martin also obtains wine for distillation from 1,200 growers in the region through the Fine Champagne Alliance.
Rémy Martin Cognacs
Rémy Martin XO Excellence Cognac
Rémy Martin XO Excellence, was created in 1981 by Rémy’s cellar master André Giraud (Rémy cellar master from 1960-1990). Rémy Martin XO is a Fine Champagne Cognac, that blends eaux de-vie from the Grand (85%) and Petite (15%) Champagne growing crus in the Cognac region. Rémy Martin describes its XO as “the excellence of Cognac Fine Champagne.”
Rémy Martin X.O. is perhaps the centerpiece of the company’s strategy to capitalize on their dominance in the Petite and Grand Champagne cognac market. Along with its other Fine Champagne cognacs like their V.S.O.P (55% Grande Champagne/45% Petite Champagne) and 1738 Accord Royal (65% Grande Champagne/35% Petite Champagne) and 100% Grand Champagne cognac Louis XIII are Rémy’s fastest-growing products in China and the Americas.
Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal
Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal is a fine champagne cognac. The name Accord Royal is derived from a land grant from King Louis XV to Rémy Martin in 1738 that permitted them to use his majesty’s land in the Champagne region of the Charente for viticulture.
Rémy Martin V.S.O.P.
Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. is a fine champagne cognac, that blends eaux de-vie from the Grand Champagne (55%) and Petit Champagne (45%) growing crus in the cognac region. Ninety seven percent of the eaux-de-vie in Rémy Martin V.S.O.P. is distilled from Ugni Blanc grapes. Rémy Martin also adds a small percentage of eaux-de-vie distilled from Colombard and Folle Blanche grapes. Rémy V.S.O.P was first produced in 1927.
Rémy Martin V.S. Petite Champagne Cognac
Rémy Martin V.S., formerly Rémy Martin V.S. Grand Cru, was created in 2007 by Rémy’s cellar master Pierrette Trichet (see Rémy Martin – The Art of the Cellar Master video below). Rémy Martin V.S. is Petite Champagne Cognac, that blends eaux de-vie from the Petit Champagne growing cru in the cognac region. Rémy Martin describes its V.S. as the highest quality V.S.
Rémy Martin V.S. is not widely available, as the company uses the bulk of its Petite and Grand Champagne eaux-de-vie to produce longer aged Fine Champagne cognacs like their V.S.O.P and 1738 Accord Royal and Grand Champagne cognacs like XO and Louis XIII ($3,000+ a bottle), Rémy’s fastest-growing product in China and America.
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