Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
An Award-Winning XO Cognac Made Exclusively with Grapes from the Grande Champagne
Forming part of Maxime Trijol’s exclusive collection of Cognacs crafted from the Premier Cru is the Maxime Trijol XO Grande Champagne Cognac. A slightly more masculine expression, this Extra Old Cognac has been matured for around 30 years on the Trijol 30-hectare estate. While it is a blend of eaux-de-vie of varying ages, the house of Maxime Trijol specialize in aging their Cognacs much longer than the minimum required for a typical XO. To this day, the family continue to oversee each step and it’s thanks to this intimate relationship between maker and métier that the house delivers an XO Grande Champagne Cognac imbued with a lengthy finish. A special Cognac from an exceptional terroir, the calcareous and mineral-rich soils of this area give particularly expressive wines.
To create the Trijol XO Grande Champagne Cognac, Ugni Blanc grapes from the Grande Champagne Premier Cru are crushed and pressed between September and October, and juices fermented without sulfur dioxide. The wine is then kept upon the lees, and according to AOC Cognac rules, from March 31st onwards the wine process is transformed into Cognac over double distillation. The Charente method is preferred, which consists of double heating in the traditional pot still. It is then matured in Limousin French oak barrels.
Maxime Trijol XO Grande Champagne Awards
- San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2018: Best Cognac XO, Double Gold Medal
- New York International Spirits Competition 2017: Double Gold Medal, Cognac Producer of the Year
- New York International Spirits Competition 2016: Gold Medal
- Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America 2016: Double Gold Medal, Best in Show
- New York International Spirits Competition 2016: Cognac Producer of the Year
- Ultimate Spirits Challenge, London 2005: Silver Medal
Presentation of the Bottle
The rounded, classic decanter comes complete with a weighty gold stopper and a cream-colored presentation box.
This complex XO Cognac is best enjoyed neat at around 20°C (68°F) in a slim tulip glass.
About Maxime Trijol Cognac
With a history dating back to the mid-1800s, the house of Maxime Trijol located in the heart of the infamous Cognac region boasts award winning Cognacs that are sold around the world in 50 different countries. At Maxime Trijol, more than five generations of the Trijol family have remained loyal to traditional methods of Cognac production of the years, which includes; overseeing each and every aspect of the Cognac production process. The quest for excellence is embedded deep within the history and values of this family of Cognac experts, meaning fine quality Maxime Trijol Cognac products are to be expected.
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