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Rémy Martin VSOP, Cognac Fine Champagne, 70cl

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To learn about our personal data protection practices, and to exercise your rights please read our Personal Data and Cookies Policy. It can only carry the name Cognac if it’s produced in the Cognac region of South West France, and is made adhering to very strict rules. In the event of any safety concerns or for any other information about a product please carefully read any instructions provided on the label or packaging and contact the manufacturer. Remy Martin VSOP is a unique cognac composed of over 240 eaux-de-vies, sourced from some of the most renowned and sought-after vineyards, aged between 4 and 14 years. Remy Martin XO is a blend of 85% Grande Champagne and 15% Petite Champagne, which has created a full-bodied cognac with a rich, round flavour that is perfect for sipping.

This appears to be the most likely source for the word, although we’re sure there will be some who have other ideas (and please do get in contact, if you know something more about it). The crus' delimitation, according to geological and sampling criteria of the eaux-de-vie, was carried out during the 19th century, registered in 1909 and integrated in the designation decree in 1938. In your finest wine glass, pour 50ml Rémy Martin VSOP over ice cubes, top with tonic water and finish with a clean cut lemon wedge. The 2 key regions of Cognac are somewhat confusingly known as Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne and a 'Fine Champagne' Cognac is produced using grapes produced from across those 2 sub-regions. The villages of Verrières and Ambleville are two exceptional communes within the heart of the Grande Champagne area of Cognac, in an area known as the ‘Golden Belt’, which has been home to François Voyer for more than 5 generations.On the palate: a rounded, well-balanced Cognac with multiple layers of ripe fruit and subtle notes of liquorice. Fine Champagne is produced from eaux-de-vie from two crus (Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne), which have very chalky soil. During the 19th century, Charentais geologist Henri Coquand devoted himself to numerous studies on the nature of cognac-producing soil, and his studies resulted in the official delimitation of the different crus.

To produce their Cognac, Rémy Martin uses an exclusive blend of grapes made up of 97% Ugni Blanc and Colombard, with the remainder being the spicy, robust Folle Blanche grape.Today she's based back in the UK, where she splits her working life between writing for Cognac Expert and working as a Paramedic at a large regional hospital. On the palate: a rounded, well-balanced cognac with multiple layers of ripe fruit and subtle notes of liquorice. Despite what you might think, Champagne Cognac is not made from Champagne, in the region of Champagne, nor from the grapes used to make Champagne.

If a cru is mentioned on the label, this means that 100% of the eaux-de-vie which make up that cognac come from that cru. These two premium terroirs have soil that compares to the soil of the Champagne region in Northern France. Created in 1927, Rémy Martin VSOP is the first ever VSOP Cognac Fine Champagne blend, and the first to be enshrined in the iconic frosted bottle. The two main crus' soil, soft and chalky from the Cretaceous period, has a great capacity to retain water, which ensures a regular supply to the vine. Serving suggestions: Impress your guests with the Rémy Grand Tonic, the French twist on a British classic.

The name was used by Paul-Emile Rémy Martin, the owner of the Rémy Martin cognac house, who blended the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne crus. Today, it continues to hold its place as one of the best amongst Cognac connoisseurs all over the world. To be designated VSOP, the youngest brandy in the blend must have been cask-aged for at least four years. These two regions get their names due to their chalky soils, similar to the soils in the Champagne region. According to the Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac (BNIC - National inter-professional cognac office), cognac is the result of blending mature eaux-de-vie from different crus, but this is not mandatory.

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