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Godet Cognac

Godet Cognac

The house of Godet has been run by the family for 14 generations. It is a perfect example of a cognac house that deeply believes in the tradition of this spirit and its origins. At the same time, Godet manages to move with modern times, having recently created a cognac from a grape that is almost extinct in the cognac industry: Folle Blache. This cognac is called "Antarctica Godet" and was inspired by a 2-month sailing trip to the South Pole.

Visit Godet: 34, Quai Louis Durand ,17003 La Rochelle ,+33 (0)546411066 ,Contact Godet for visiting enquiries.

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History of Godet

Founded in 1782, Godet Cognac ranges amongst the oldest cognac houses. The Godet family has been based in the seaside town and former trading hub La Rochelle for 400 years and since the very beginnings of cognac production, has played an important role in perfecting this culture. Since 14 generations, Cognac Godet has been in the hands of this family, who have placed tradition and excellence at the heart of their business. Godet is one of the few cognac producers, who use the Folle Blanche grape, the original cognac grape.

Up until the 19th century, most cognacs were made with this grape, but after the entire Charente vineyards were destroyed in a disastrous plague, the new grapes that were planted needed to be more resistant. The Ugni Blanc grape was chosen to replace Folle Blanche. Godet has got numerous products, classically ranging from a VS to an exquisite Réserve de Famille and various vintage cognacs.

Godet Today

Godet also produces wine and champagne. They have a red wine called Chateau Seigla Laplagne from the appelation Puisseguin Saint-Emilion. Their premier cru champagne is produced in the Champagne region called La Montagne de Reims and Godet's domain is 9 hectares in size. Godet has also created a liquor called Pearadise, one of their old cognac reserves blended with natural pear extract. The activity shows an innovative business approach of diversification, covering different products to do with winery.

The Godet family's expertise in wine-making results in cognac, wine and champagne - an excellent standing for a family-run company. The business is headed by Godet president Jean-Jacques Godet. His three sons Jean Eduard, Maxime and Cyril are actively contributing in the company. They are running the international operations, being based in New York, Shanghai and London respectively.

News, Products, Anecdotes and Old Labels

In 2008, Godet Cognac added a new product to its impressive range, the cognac "Antarctica Godet". It was inspired by Jean Jacques Godet's sailing trip to the South Pole, which took two months. His and his team sailed from La Rochelle to Antarctica in order to discover the spirit this cognac should have.

On his return, Jean Jacques created a Folle Blanche cognac and called it Antarctica. Its character was to be like that of the South Sea: icy, pure and unique. The design of the bottle as well as the website created specifically to document the travel log of this extraordinary journey, show the adventure that lay both in creating such a cognac from this rare grape as well as in the nature of this expedition.

Visit Godet

Contact Godet Cognac's estate in La Rochelle to find out about visits. 


4 comments for Godet Cognac

Ramon 2013-09-15

Hello, I found a old bottle of godet napoleon cognac, number 013571. I tried to find more about this bottle but could`t find anything on the internet. Can you tell me more about this bottle and does it pay to keep him collected...


i was given a bottle of Godet 1970 petite champagne, cannot find any information on this item. hope you can help. thank you.

Roman 2012-05-07

I have tried this brand FINS BOIS 1968 was my 1st , to start it was very very ...... smooth and full of flavor, I had it at a room temp and chilled both times was different at room temp I was sipping it and that was nice lots of flavor n aroma right away with additional flavors coming in after a few , chilled was much smoother the flavor unfolded at a slower rate and I was doing shots, I favor a chilled one as I like my drinks cold but not on ice. PROS: I LOVE IT, NOT SOLD IN ALL STORES CONS: PRICE, NOT SOLD IN ALL STORES the reason I have one of the comments in both pros, and cons is because after having been a cognac drinker for 20 some years, I find that the quality of cognac sold in EVERY STORE is no longer the same and that goes for all the big boys REMY, HENNY and OTHERS, LOVE THE OLD STUFF mid 90's was the end of it unfortunately for us. it used to be all you had to do is go vsop over the vs and now well enough said. All is left of them is the name and the cognac is GONE, someone else is drinking the good stuff the shelves are filled with bottles of brandy and not the cognac, hope you all enjoy COGNAC GODET as much as I did. Cheers

Jack 2011-12-28

Godet is one of the most underrated cognac brands ever! their blends are very elegant, and I just love their XO fine champagne cognac which I will buy again for this season's holidays. I also tasted the Godet Antarctica.. it did not blow me away. But in general, Godet cognac is a nice company, with good products! must have been said..

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