The Perfect Pair – Rémy Martin

The Perfect Pair - Rémy Martin

Thierry Arnold, the international ambassador for the House of Rémy Martin, visited South Africa during October, and during his visit, hosted two International Brand Ambassador Tour dinners at two of South Africa’s tops restaurants, and we were lucky enough to attend an event at the stunning Marble Restaurant – where we learnt more more about Rémy Martin, and how well it pairs with delicious food.

The Rémy Martin story is one that is over 300 years old. Rémy Martin is the only major Cognac House to be created by a French winegrower and is a House which has been owned and managed by only two families since its creation in 1724. The family has been in Grande Champagne since the late 1500’s – that’s 9 generations, can you believe it!

Since 1724, Rémy Martin has turned the finest grapes into harmonious, complex and opulent cognacs. All the Rémy Martin cognacs come exclusively from the two most prestigious crus, Petite and Grande Champagne. These regions deliver the most complex and opulent eaux-de-vie to produce Fine Champagne cognacs.

All Rémy Martin creations have an unparalleled signature style: harmonious, rich, and long on the palate, which reveals a unique aromatic intensity. The amazing complexity of Rémy Martin’s VSOP, XO and 1738 each have different signature flavours: floral, fruity, oaky and spicy notes representing the aromatic spectrum of the Fine Champagne Cognacs.

Rémy Martin VSOP – strong vanilla notes thanks to longer ageing in French Limousin oak barrels, followed by ripe apricot, baked apple and an elegant floral note.

It truly is a well-balanced and multi-layered cognac with a fruity taste and we loved it paired with mini apples and dried apricots.

Rémy Martin 1738 – plum and fig marmalade is the first thing that comes to mind – with very oaky notes and an almost toffee and toast air to it.

A very creamy aftertaste and nutty aromas certainly made this our favourite – paired with fresh figs and chocolate truffles.

Rémy Martin XO – aromas of late-summer fruit, combined with rich floral notes of white flowers such as Jasmine makes this a popular choice among cognac connoisseurs.

Velvety, rich and lingering this was perfectly paired with Parmesan or Manchego cheese (Umami) and chocolate macaroons providing an amazing melting mouth feel.

Find out more about Rémy Martin here…

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