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FOSTERING intuition FOR 6 GEnErations
THE culture OF excellence
The first Maxime Trijol still was installed in Saint-Martial-sur-Né in the Cognac heartland in 1859.
Today, the house boasts twenty-two 2,500-litre stills. Maxime Trijol is different in that the brand cultivates its own vines, as well as distilling and ageing Cognac.
In this way, Maxime Trijol oversees all the steps in the cognac production process: growing the grapes, distillation, ageing and bottling.
This philosophy of a continuous quest for excellence has been handed down from generation to generation.
Expertise and the art of instilling it in new generations
In 1954, Maxime Trijol became a wine and brandy broker. He was officially recognised as a professional distiller in 1962.
In 1972, Jean-Jacques Trijol took over from his father, and with the same passion and meticulousness as his ancestors has preserved the family secret in making outstanding Cognac.
In 2013, his two daughters, Anne-Sophie and Pauline joined him in running the property and its 22 stills.
This family story is above all about finding the right balance between tradition and modern techniques over the generations. It has ensured the sustained independence of one of the largest family-owned Cognac distilleries.
FROM the viNES TO THE STILLS
WINEGROWERS AND distillErs
The Trijol family’s vines grow in the two most exclusive Cognac crus (regional appellation areas) of the 78,000-hectare Cognac production area: Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. The main grape variety cultivated is Ugni Blanc.
Harvesting begins at the end of September or the beginning of October. The fruit is pressed immediately after being picked and the juice is fermented directly.
Pressing and fermentation require special care, being two crucial steps that contribute to the quality of the final Maxime Trijol "eaux de vie".
After about two weeks fermentation, the resulting wines contain around 9 to 10% alcohol by volume. These acidic, low alcohol wines are ready for distillation, which must be finished by the 31st March if the Cognac label is to be attributed to them.
Since it is forbidden to add sulphur dioxide, the only preserving characteristic of these wines is their acidity.
The Ugni Blanc grape variety, which ripens relatively late, has high natural acidity, which is an important contributing factor to the subtlety and elegance of Cognac "eaux de vie".
that everyone deserves
This quality is firstly for all the various demanding and purist consumers, who find satisfaction in the wide range of Maxime Trijol Cognacs. This quality is also for the whole world, because Maxime Trijol Cognacs play on an international stage. Many celebrities enjoy them and prefer them. With its international stature Maxime Trijol Cognac is truly for everyone.
THE COAT OF ARMS
THE art AND the identity
of a cognac house
Since 1859, the Maxime Trijol name has been associated with timeless
values of nobility and virtue, symbolized in its coat of arms.
While the lions symbolise strength, majesty, supremacy and courage, the fact that they are looking back is evocative of legacy and tradition. It is this very tradition that the Maxime Trijol Cognac House cultivates from generation to generation with strength, majesty, supremacy and courage!
The swords remind us of the continuous fight we have to keep up to ward off nature’s curveballs. The vines, the harvest, pressing, fermentation, ageing in oak barrels and blending: making Maxime Trijol Cognac is a never-ending battle.
The crown evokes sovereignty. It is a symbol of power and protection; in this case, the protection of the vineyards and the power of the expertise required to make Maxime Trijol Cognac.