While a life is measured in years, Louis XIII spans the centuries. One hundred and fifty years will pass between the founding of the House of Rémy Martin in 1724 and the birth of Louis XIII in 1874. The purchase of the best parcels of land from 1720, the extension of the cellars in 1774 to allow old eaux-de-vie to develop… From 1821, Rémy Martin III, the twenty-one-year-old visionary director, blends the first reserves of old eaux-de-vie to prepare the future. His son, Paul-Émile Rémy Martin I, will inherit this know-how and passion.As the apogee of a life devoted to cognac, he creates Louis XIII and registers it officially on 13 June 1874 under the name of “Très Grande Champagne – Age Unknown”.
The name of Louis XIII is in tribute to the king of France Louis XIII, under whose reign the Rémy Martin family took up residence in the Cognac area. He was also the first monarch to recognise cognac as a category in its own right in the world of eaux-de-vie.
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