Having tended to vines since the end of the 18th century in Rétaud, Séverin was the first of the Gilbert family to create a Cognac in his own name in 1885.
The terroir of Rétaud is on the border of the Bons Bois and Fins Bois terroirs, and has always been known for the quality of its eaux-de-vie. The limestone content of the soil of Rétaud meant that Cognac Gilbert was awarded at the Universal Exhibition of Liège, Belgium in 1905.
Today, the family tradition is upheld through François Gilbert, the great-grandson of Séverin, who selects and assembles eaux-de-vie to make award-winning blends from singular terroirs.
Cognac Gilbert Today
In 2018, the first set of “Coupés” were born again under the name of François, a set of bottles that were graphically inspired by the Golden Age of his great grandfather’s Cognacs and the “Art Nouveau” movement.
Cognac Gilbert Awards
In 2019, more than 130 years after it was founded, their VS Cognac received a Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and their XO a Gold Medal.