In the year 1724 Rémy Martin, a young winegrower in Cognac, begins selling cognac under his own name. Fourteen years later, King Louis XV of France grants Rémy Martin the rare right to plant new vines in recognition of the excellence of his cognacs. And in 1830 the first Rémy Martin Grande Champagne cognac is created.
Cognac is a type of brandy, a spirit made from fruit. In the case of cognac, the fruit is exclusively grapes grown in the Cognac region of France, which are known for their aromatic superiority.
The use of the name cognac is protected under French law. It is AOC, Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, and there are three main requirements to satisfy: First, it must be made from specific grape varieties, such as Ugni Blanc. Second, it must be twice distilled in copper pot stills. And third, it must be aged in oak barrels for at least two years.