The Monnet cognac house was founded in 1838 by a small group of vineyard owners calling themselves the “Company of Vineyard Owners of Cognac.” In 1897, the company took the name of its President, Jean-Gabriel Monnet and took the salamander as their emblem The mythically fire-resistant salamander was the crest of the King Francois I, the first French monarch of the Renaissance, who was born in Cognac. It also symbolizes how Monnet stills are heated by open flames. Made from the eaux-de-vie of the most prestigious crus of the Cognac region, Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, and Fins Bois. Monnet XO is matured in oak substantially longer than the legal requirement. While Monnet cognac is aging in oak barrels, regulations state that the cellarmaster cannot even enter the room in order preserve the purity and integrity of Monnet. If the cellarmaster wants to check the cognac, a representative of the French National Cognac Bureau has to unlock the door for them. The color is rich gold with crimson glints. On the nose, this complex blend features licorice, nuts, and candied fruits. Sip this fine XO Cognac in a brandy snifter. Hold it at chest level and let the aromas waft up to your nose. Slowly bring it up and taste just a bit to coat the mouth with Monnet's rich flavors. As the evening and glass progress, your hand will warm the cognac, releasing new waves of aromas and flavors.
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