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Remy Martin X.O. Excellence-Special Fine Champagne Cognac, France

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Average Price $157 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Search Rank 217 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 217th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 778th

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Brandy is the name used for a wide range of potable spirits, made mostly from grape wines but sometimes also from other fruits (for fruit brandies see Eaux-de-Vie). The name brandy is a shortened form of brandywine, which an anglicized form of Dutch brandewijn, which means "burnt wine".

This is precisely what brandy is. To make brandy, wine is heated in a still until it separates into its components, which evaporate at various points on the temperature scale. The more volatile the component, the lower the temperature at which it evaporates, leaving behind the impurities and heavier compounds. This is the process used to turn wine into brandy.


  • Cognac Fine Champagne is the protected appellation for Cognac blended from the region's two most-prestigious crus: Petite Champagne and Grande Champagne. To qualify for the title, at least 50% of a Cognac Fine Champagne must be made from Grande Champagne.

    The Cognac vineyards are classified into six crus (delimited growing areas), which radiate unevenly from the eponymous town itself. The Champagnes are responsible for the most-famous eaux-de-vie from Cognac and are the a ...more

  • Cognac is the world's most famous brandy, better known even than its older Gascon cousin Armagnac. It comes from the Charentais, a large area of western France situated immediately north of Bordeaux, and takes its name from the historic to...more

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