Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Croix Maron XO Grand Champagne Cognac: Center of Attention
Opulent and elegant, the Croix Maron XO Grand Champagne Cognac is the result of unique know-how and extended maturation. Fermented on the lees for extra flavor and a long finish, it has spend over 15 years in Limousin oak, much longer than the minimum required by law for an XO Cognac. Presented in an Art Deco-inspired decanter, it is as luxurious in appearance as it is on the palate: a pure expression of terroir, sublimated by the richness of age.
Named after Lord Segonzac, Knight of the Croix Maron, who according to legend invented the method of double distillation, the House of Croix Maron has been passing down the knowledge of Cognac making since 1718. The Daviaud family have been tending grapevines in the Grande Champagne region for ten generations, adhering to age-old practices to this day - which is why their harvest and winemaking process are still done by hand.
Producing a range of artisanal Cognacs, the Daviaud family work with passion from the very beginning with the development of each vine, until the corking of each bottle. Every year, they will taste each individual cask to decide if it should be left to mature, blended, or moved. From the planting of the vines to the harvest, from the long period of maturation to blending, the Cognacs here may span the course of a generation or longer. In this way, some people will never see the fruits of their labor, while their children or grandchildren reap the rewards of their ancestors.
Presentation of the Bottle
With its bold shape, cut crystal details and gold stopper, this is a bottle that is sure to stand out in any Cognac collection. It evokes the elegant, clean design elements of the 1920s and 30s, perfectly framing the amber liquid contained within.
How to Enjoy Croix Maron XO Grand Champagne Cognac
Created with care, this is a Cognac that deserves your full attention. Serve neat in tulip glasses at room temperature, letting it rest for 30 seconds before taking the first sip. Perfect as an after-dinner drink, enjoyed with an espresso or a rich chocolate dessert. It would also be the perfect pairing for a fine cigar.
About Croix Maron Cognac
For ten generations, the Daviaud family have tended grapevines in the Grande Champagne region, also known as the Premier Cru. Dedicated to small-batch production and traditional methods, they produce a range of Cognacs that evoke the distillers of old. The Cognac itself is named after Lord Segonzac, Knight of the Croix Maron, who according to legend invented the method of double distillation. While legends may be hard to believe in, the quality of the liquid here speaks for itself.
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