Made with savoir-faire

How is Martell cognac made?

    In any bottle of Martell, cognac ingredients are as much a product of grapes and terroir as of three centuries of savoir-faire and tradition. Discover the process of creating a masterful cognac, from grapes and distillation to maturation and blending.

    The history of cognac

    Cognac, made from grapes from the Charente region of France, is known for its exceptional aromas, elegance and versatility. Its unique aromas owes much to these grapes cognac is distilled from, which originate in six specialty terroir.

    Distilled and blended

    The process of making cognac

    Cognac is made by distilling white wine from its namesake region of France, to create eaux-de-vie. These are aged and blended, then enjoyed the world over.

    In the name

    Different types of cognac

    A cognac is named for the minimum age of eaux-de-vie in its blend. From VS cognac, aged a minimum of two years, to the four years of a VSOP, and in excess of 10 years for XO cognac and beyond.

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