For more than three centuries, the oldest of the great cognac houses, the House of Martell, has been renowned for its delicate, refined style of cognacs. Founded by Jean Martell in 1715 at the height of French art de vivre, this time period was set at an age where gastronomy, taste and craftsmanship were celebrated and enjoyed with style.
Essential to this style is a unique savoir-faire expressed by two uncompromising principles: the double distillation of exclusively clear wines, and ageing only in fine-grained oak casks, to reveal the natural fruit aromas of the eaux-de-vie.
True to its spirit of curiosity, the House is further exploring a new dimension of Martell ageing savoir-faire, with the launch of an evolved cognac: Martell VSOP Aged in Red Barrels.
Named in reference to the reddish colour of the aged wood, these barrels are at the perfect maturation for both the wood and the spirit, selected to enhance the candied fruit aromas shining through this intense cognac expression. The barrels are typically crafted from wood between 180 to 200 years old, and the casks are characterized by finer, less pronounced tannins that respect the delicacy of Martell’s clear wines.
An authentic expression of the Martell style, it is an evolution of the current Martell VSOP, resulting in aromas that are more subtle, more generous, and more refined.
The natural fruit aromas blend harmoniously with subtle woody overtones from the red barrels of fine-grained oak, producing an exceptionally rich and refined cognac.