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Martell VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) Aged in Red Barrels further explores the ageing dimension of Martell’s savoir-faire. Like all Martell cognacs, it is matured exclusively in casks of fine-grained oak, which respect the delicacy of Martell’s clear wines.
Uniquely, however, for Martell VSOP Aged in Red Barrels, the Cellar Master selected oak casks already used to age eaux-de-vie, where the influence of tannins is even less pronounced.
Known as fûts roux (red barrels) owing to the reddish tinge of their wood, these barrels have reached the perfect stage of maturation for both the oak and the eaux-de-vie, thus allowing for an ideally balanced exchange between the two.
Not only are the eaux-de-vie able to fully express their natural fruit aromas, but these blend with subtle woody overtones from the red barrels, resulting in a refined, quality cognac that is an authentic expression of the emblematic Martell style