Like the salamander, the eaux-de-vie of Monnet VS have mastered the flames of the pot still, acquiring wondrous qualities and exceptional character.
Our Very Special cognac is masterfully blended from floral eaux-de-vie and slowly aged in Limousin oak casks for a minimum of two years. Vibrant and fruity, it offers a delightful introduction to the quality for which the House of Monnet is known.
Sparkling gold in colour, Monnet VS exudes aromas of fresh flowers and delicate spices with a soft touch of vanilla. On the palate, it reveals freshness and finesse, followed by a long, warm finish.
The eaux-de-vie of Monnet VSOP share the salamanders mastery of fire, possessing a remarkable ability to impart warmth and wonder.
Our Very Superior Old Pale cognac is masterfully blended from eaux-de-vie specifically chosen for their generous character. Patiently aged in Limousin oak casks for a minimum of four years, it offers a delectable taste of the quality for which the House of Monnet is known.
Pure amber in colour, Monnet VSOP reveals spicy aromas of vanilla, dried fruits and hints of leather. On the palate, it is deliciously rich and balanced, with notes of honey, nougat and a long, smooth finish.
As a coronation of the meticulous production process, Monnet XO personifies the pleasure and dedication devoted to such an achievement.
Our Extra Old cognac is slowly blended from eaux-de-vie selected primarily from Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. Meticulously aged in Limousin oak casks far beyond the minimum time required for the XO appellation, this enchanting elixir embodies all the warmth, generosity and quality for which the House of Monnet is known.
Burnished gold with highlights of shimmering red, Monnet XO strikes a perfect balance between structure, character and delicacy. On the nose, this richly complex cognac marries sweet, spicy aromas of liquorice, nuts and candied fruits. On the palate, it offers exceptional roundness, finesse and a luxuriously long finish.
In the beginning The House of Monnet was founded in 1838 by an association of vineyard owners in southwest France. Their company, which was initially named Société des Propriétaires Vinicoles de Cognac, was presided over and then purchased by Jean-Gabriel Monnet, who gave it his name in 1897 and chose as its emblem the salamander.
A more perfect union Jean-Gabriels son, Jean Monnet, succeeded his father at the head of the House during the interwar period before embarking on an illustrious political career. A man of talent and vision, he went on to play a foundational role of his own, as chief architect of the European Union and one of the founding fathers of Europe.
An ascending star Over the course of the 20th century, the House of Monnet continued to gain recognition for the unique character and exceptional quality of its cognacs. As its fame spread, international markets opened their doors. The interwar period was a time of particular glory for the brand, as depicted in the famous “sun in a glass” poster created by the celebrated designer Leonetto Cappiello in 1927. During the 1950s, Monnet became the official supplier of the Royal Court of Sweden, as well as one of the top 10 cognacs in the United States. By the close of the century, Monnet had reached the shores of every continent.
The future is now Today, the House of Monnet continues to win the hearts of free-spirited men and women around the world, while receiving enthusiastic recognition at prestigious competitions both near and far. As the House progresses toward its 200th anniversary, it is more committed than ever to the founding principles of quality, generosity and authenticity that inspired its creation in 1838.