St Remy VSOP is a cognac, which is a specific type of brandy produced in the town of Cognac, France. Production of cognac is strictly regulated by the BNIC, a French government institute. Brandy bearing the name “Cognac” must be produced in Cognac, France and adhere to the following BNIC production rules:
- White wine used in crafting the spirit is fermented, then double distilled.
- The Aging must occur in Limousin oak barrels for at least 2 years, where the spirit picks up tannins, color, and complexity.
Most cognacs are blends from multiple years. Label descriptions always refer to the age of the youngest eau-de-vie in the blend. St. Remy VSOP is categorized as a V.S.O.P cognac.
- VS. – more than 2 years.
- VSOP – more than 5 years.
- XO – more than 6 years.