Martell VSOP Aged in Red Barrels
Martell // Cognac, France
Martell VSOP Aged in Red Barrels is made with used cognac barrels known as "futs roux" or red barrels due to the reddish tinge found on the wood. These barrels achieve this "futs roux" between 4-8 years of use. These were made from Troncais oak which were lightly toasted. It debuted in Asian markets in 2018 and it will replace the brand's Medallion VSOP version in all markets.
CognacBrandy distilled in a delimited region within France from specific grapes. Must be double-distilled to no higher than 72% abv. Required to be aged in oak for at least 2 years. Also, if labeled as the following, minimum aging is: VS-2 years, VSOP-4 years, Napoléon 6 years, XO-10 years (as of April 2018).
Cask TypeTroncais oak