Martell

The oldest of the great Cognac houses. 300 years of passion and precision passed down through the Martell family. From generation to generation, a celebration of French Art de Vivre, treasuring the beauty and pleasure of every moment. A rich history honouring craft and taste, with Martell cognacs enjoyed and cherished for three centuries from regal coronations to Hollywood films, intrepid polar expeditions to royal weddings, and far beyond.

Martell range

Main markets for Martell

  1. China
  2. World Duty Free
  3. UK
  4. Malaisia
  5. USA

Martell in short

1715
Martell is the oldest Maison de Cognac created in 1715 by Jean Martell
No.1
Worldwide Cognac House in the XO Category
430 ha.
Martell owns the largest vineyard in the region, with 430 hectares under vines
400+
of the rarest Eaux-de-vie of Martell are blended by the cellar Master to create the emblematic and pinnacle of the House: l’Or de Jean Martell

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Know-how 

Place, precision and time. The three great axes of Martell craftsmanship; an expertise and emotion passed from hand to hand since 1715.

Place: When Jean Martell founded the house, he already had his eye on the Borderies, the smallest and most sought-after of the crus of Cognac. It is Borderies that give the finest Martell cognacs their hallmark elegance and subtlety.

Precision: Martell is the only great cognac house to exclusively distil clear wines - a unique method that gives the final cognac a distinctive style.

Time: Martell has always opted exclusively for barrels made of soft, fine-grain oak - its special feature being that it transmits soft, well-balanced aromas to the cognac eaux-de-vie, lending them notes of vanilla, dried fruit, red fruit, chutney and dried flowers.

 

History of Martell

1715
1838
1912
2009

French Art de Vivre is at its height. Gastronomy, taste and craftsmanship are exalted, celebrating the beauty and pleasure of every moment. It is this culture of refinement and expertise that Englishman Jean Martell finds on arriving in France, having left his hometown of Jersey to start trading eaux-de-vie in Cognac.

The family buys the Château de Chanteloup, the iconic home of Martell. Throughout the next two centuries, the château will welcome personalities from around the world.

Édouard Martell creates the star of cognacs, Martell Cordon Bleu. It is officially launched in the Hôtel de Paris, Monaco.

Martell launches its ultimate cognac, L’OR de Jean Martell, the culmination of 300 years of expertise and passion.

French Art de Vivre is at its height. Gastronomy, taste and craftsmanship are exalted, celebrating the beauty and pleasure of every moment. It is this culture of refinement and expertise that Englishman Jean Martell finds on arriving in France, having left his hometown of Jersey to start trading eaux-de-vie in Cognac.

The family buys the Château de Chanteloup, the iconic home of Martell. Throughout the next two centuries, the château will welcome personalities from around the world.

Édouard Martell creates the star of cognacs, Martell Cordon Bleu. It is officially launched in the Hôtel de Paris, Monaco.

Martell launches its ultimate cognac, L’OR de Jean Martell, the culmination of 300 years of expertise and passion.

French Art de Vivre is at its height. Gastronomy, taste and craftsmanship are exalted, celebrating the beauty and pleasure of every moment. It is this culture of refinement and expertise that Englishman Jean Martell finds on arriving in France, having left his hometown of Jersey to start trading eaux-de-vie in Cognac.

The family buys the Château de Chanteloup, the iconic home of Martell. Throughout the next two centuries, the château will welcome personalities from around the world.

Édouard Martell creates the star of cognacs, Martell Cordon Bleu. It is officially launched in the Hôtel de Paris, Monaco.

Martell launches its ultimate cognac, L’OR de Jean Martell, the culmination of 300 years of expertise and passion.