Martell is a producer in Cognac known for its elegant, smooth brandies. It is a successsful brand on an international level and has the distinction of being the oldest in the region.
An iconic expression from a Cognac powerhouse, the Martell VSOP Medaillon Cognac is made with eaux-de-vie from the four main terroirs of the Cognac region: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois that all aged for a minimum of four years.
Out of the four major Cognac houses, House of Martell is famous for exclusively distilling clear wines, without the lees, to better preserve the lighter aromas of the grapes and reveal an extreme finesse. Their eaux-de-vie are then aged only in casks made from fine-grained wood sourced from the Tronçais forest in central France, giving a lighter wood influence and preserving the most delicate fruit aromas. For this VSOP, the result is a wonderful symphony of plum, quince and grape complemented by exceptionally light tannins.
The history of Martell Cognac dates back to 1715, when Jean Martell, a young merchant from Jersey, founded his own trading business at Gatebourse in Cognac. Here on the banks of the River Charente his grand house still stands today, a worldwide Cognac icon that continues to innovate and evolve with the times.
Taste: A lively, fruity and well-balanced Cognac with bright pops of cinnamon and cardamom winding into a long toffee finish. Light amber color, sweet and toasty vanilla and orange aromas.