RACmy Martin is a specialist of Fine Champagne Cognac, meaning that the eaux-de-vie selected come from the two best growth areas of the Cognac region, the Grande Champagne and the Petite Champagne (the word "Champagne" defines a type of soil that is extremely chalky). The eaux-de-vie from these crus, in the heart of the Cognac region, have the greatest ageing potential and are therefore treasured more.
Fine Champagne Cognac is the only blend of two crus protected by the Appellation d'Origine ContrA'lACe (AOC, the French law of 1938), which officially recognizes the complementary qualities of Grande Champagne & Petite Champagne to provide a unique quality of cognac.
In 1965, the first contracts between winegrowers and distillers from Grande Champagne & Petite Champagne were signed with RACmy Martin, forming the Alliance Fine Champagne.
Only 17% of the cognac shipped from the region is legally recognized as Fine Champagne Cognac (Source: BNIC shipments 2004) and 80% of all Fine Champagne Cognac shipped from the region is produced by RACmy Martin.
The RACmy Martin brand is known for its distinctive centaur logo which is displayed on its wines. This is such that in China, RACmy Martin wine is almost always called "man-headed horse" instead of the actual "RACmy Martin" name.
Pierrette Trichet, Rémy Martin's Cellar Master, has selected amongst the reserves, between 300 and 400 eaux-de-vie from the Heart of Cognac - among the top 10% that are most prized - and polished them like a precious stone in the House's oldest cellars, to develop all the aromatic facets of this brilliant cognac.
As with precious stones, the combination of nature, time and human craftsmanship are necessary to create Rémy Martin Centaure de Diamant.
THE COLOUR: Intense mahogany colour
THE AROMAS AND FLAVORS:
On the nose: Top notes of plum melt with hazelnuts aromas and delicate hints of orange, followed by subtle touch of jasmine
On the Palate: A myriad of aromas as the facets of a stunning diamond
THE TEXTURE: Satin and velvety
THE FINISH: Harmony, opulence, and length.
90% Grande Champagne, 10% Petite Champagne