French cognac brand Monnet Cognac has launched in Australia across Dan Murphy’s nationally.
Austin Cooney, export manager of Monnet Cognac, said the company is looking to share the “bright side of cognac” with a new audience and offer a taste of French culture.
Monnet has released six signature blends in Australia offers low levels of sugar and acidity and are made with the Ugnic Blanc grape variety. The brand has used copper pots for double distillation and has aged the blends for a minimum of two years.
The six varieties of Monnet Cognac available in Australia are:
Monnet Sunshine offers aromas of quince jam accents and spring flowers like lilac and daffodils along with notes of summer fruits such as apricot and peach with a hint of vanilla and gingerbread. It retails for $75 and has 40 per cent ABV.
Monnet VSOP is aged in Limousin oak casks for a minimum of five years. It’s amber in colour and reveals spicy aromas of vanilla, dried fruits and hints of leather with notes of honey and nougat. It retails for $82.99 and has 40 per cent ABV.
Monnet XO Carafe is described as a “bright and sophisticated” XO inspired by the sun. It retails for $189.99 and has 40 per cent ABV.
Monnet Salamander marries cognac with spices and botanicals. It retails for $41.95 and has 30 per cent ABV.
Monnet XXO is a rare XXO produced in small quantities. The price is not disclosed.
Monnet VS is aged in Limousin oak casks for a minimum of three years. It is gold in colour and offers fresh floral aromas with spices and a hint of vanilla. It retails for $72.99 and 40 per cent ABV.