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Remy Martin XO x Atelier Thiery Cognac
About Remy Martin XO x Atelier Thiery CognacThe legendary House of Rémy Martin is indubitably intertwined with the lands of Charente, where it was founded in 1724 by Rémy Martin, a descendant of Charente winemakers. This quaint portion of French terroir has given birth to some of the richest and most fertile crus of Grande and Petite Champagne. These quality vineyards with pale and chalky soils yield some of the most aromatic grapes.
Situated on the banks of the Charente River, the Cognac region of France is divided into six different crus (cru is the French term for growth zones): Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois, Bon Bois, and Bois Ordinaire. The Grande Champagne cru, which comprises approximately 34,000 hectares, is known for its quiet hills and rich, chalky soil, and is considered to produce the finest cognac in the region. The ideal conditions of these terroirs ripen the grapes to perfection, revealing "an exhilarating bouquet of Fine Champagne."
The Rémy Martin XO is a signature Rémy Martin expression, created by the Rémy Martin Cellar Master. A blend of up to several hundred eaux-de-vie from both the Grande Champagne (85%) and Petite Champagne (15%) terroirs, this is a beautiful Fine Champagne Cognac. The delicate aromas greet you on the powerful yet understated nose while the opulent and complex palate brings plum, mature fig, candied orange, hints of cinnamon, and hazelnuts. The finish is exceptionally smooth with flavors of roasted cocoa beans, honey, and ginger. Enjoy neat, on ice as an aperitif or in an Old Fashioned.
This limited-edition release features the XO Cognac with a special decanter, designed by Paris-based gilding studio Atelier Thiery. The decanter is adorned with gold leaf enamel serigraphy that contains 18-karat gold. This collectible release bridges the worlds of cognac and gold, celebrating the expertise, timelessness, prestige, and symbolism involved in both.
Grab your limited-edition bottle of this classic XO cognac today!
Cognac is a type of brandy produced in the Cognac region of France.
Because the French take it very seriously, there are numerous rules cognac makers have to follow not to fall “short” into the brandy category.
The white wine from the specific grapes (Ugni blanc) has to be doubly distilled in a copper pot still before being aged for at least two years in oak casks from which the wood can only come from two specific forests in France (Limousin or Tronçais).
Depending on the age, there are three types of cognac, the youngest V.S. (Very Special), V.S.O.P. (Very Superior Old Pale), and the X.O. (Extra Old)