Long before Cognac became Cognac, there was Godet – a name that resonates with cognac connoisseurs around the world, thanks to the history of this family who took part in the emergence and radiance of this precious eau de vie.
Cape Town based premium spirits company, Truman & Orange, has officially announced the launch of Godet House cognacs in South Africa.
This oldest family-owned Cognac House dates back to 1550 and today, is still managed by the Godet family. Their distinctive style of blends ensures a floral, fruity nose and palate, the foremost reasons why these Godet cognacs are renowned for their elegance and sophisticated balance. Based in La Rochelle France, the birthplace of cognac, Godet is one of the very few cognac makers to produce their blends using grapes from all six crus (cognac grape growing regions). These traditions are handed down through the generations of the Godet Master Blenders and the skills of ageing their eau de vie has been perfected for over 400 years.
Rowan Leibbrandt of Truman & Orange explains, “Godet is the last cognac house to still have its cellars in La Rochelle. Its close proximity to the sea allows the cognac – that sleeps in barrels in the Godet cellars – to borrow a very distinctive minerality from the exposure to the air, brought inland by the ocean. This signature Godet touch is often called ‘second terrior’ and enjoyed by cognac connoisseurs around the globe.
We are very proud to be the company to bring these elegant, beautifully balanced cognacs closer to South African cognac enthusiastsBoasting rich, complex flavours,Godet House Cognacs are quite unique, unlike other mainstream cognacs that are currently available.”
Cyril Godet, 15th generation of the family comments, “We are extremely excited to have this opportunity and introduce our special blends to the South African market. In our family, we say that cognac is all about ‘enjoying life’ and I have no doubt that cognac lovers in South Africa will share this same philosophy with us.”
Godet House Cognacs can be purchased at key retailers and premium liquor stores nationwide. The range includes VS and XO blends, as well as some special cognacs and eau de vie that include Godet Gastronome Fine Champagne, Godet Antarctica Icy White, God by Godet and Godet Extra.