Martell stands out from other great cognac houses because of its special double-distillation method, traditional in the Charente region. The distillation process is carried out in copper stills or tanks to extract the wine’s essence, referred to as “eau-de-vie”. Martell is the sole major cognac house to distil only clear wines – in which all sediments and impurities have been removed – to produce exceptionally fine and pure eaux-de-vie.
The grapes come from the Charente region's four main growing areas: Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies and Fins Bois.
Martell is then aged in soft, fine-grain oak barrels that release smooth, well-balanced aromas to the cognac eaux-de-vie, lending them notes of vanilla, dried fruit, red fruit, chutney and dried flowers.
Each cognac is created using a masterful blend of eaux-de-vie from various vintages and growing areas. The cellar master carefully selects and blends them in order to consistently obtain the unique, high-quality taste of Martell cognac.