Denis-Mounié was a medium-sized, well-regarded cognac house in the city of Cognac. They have been the purveyor to King Edward VII. In return they created the Grande Réserve Edouard VII for this.
The most important logo of Denis-Mounié was the ´Gold Leaf´.

Denis Mounié Edouard VII capDenis Mounié trademark

  • 1838   Founded by two winemakers, Justin Denis en Henri Mounié: J. Denis and Henri Mounié & Co. (according to another source: 1828)
  • Around 1934 they started using the Niox brand name for US export and they ended up acquiring Niox after the War.
  • 1977   Taken over by Bénédictine (1969 according to ; 1975 according to James Long).
  • 1982    sold to Hine (1980 according to other sources, 1985 acoording to yet another source).
  • 1987    Hine becomes the property of LV-MH (Hennessy).
  • 2003    Hine is sold to CL Financial group, Trinidad.
  • 2013   Hine is sold to the Nicolas family, a large wine trade from France with branches in Belgium, England, Russia and Morocco.


Due to these last transactions, it is not entirely clear who owns the Denis-Mounié brand now. They are no longer produced. However, old Denis-Mounié bottles still appear regularly for sale online.

Denis-Mounié was in possession of the following brand names:

  •           Aguins, A.
  •           Arnaud, L.
  •           Gold Leaf
  •           Baron d’Arcy
  •           Califet
  •           Des Carmes (produced by Denis-Mounié)
  •           Carteau
  •           Comandon
  •           Danflou
  •           Darcy (zie ook Baron d’Arcy)
  •           Le Drouant (produced by Denis-Mounié for the restaurant)
  •           Latournel



Denis-Mounié — 5 Comments

  1. Your site is an amazing resource; I’ve learned a lot!
    Could you tell me anything about this one? Looks like it’s pre-1977 (series 112 tax strip, labeled as 4/5 quart) but I haven’t seen any other bottles labeled as “grande fine champagne,” or with the labelling info printed directly on the bottle.

    • Hello Pat,

      Grande fine champagne has the same meaning as Grande champagne.
      112 Series was from 1961 till 1982. After 1977 ‘US Internal Revenu’ on the tax seal changed into ‘Bureau ATF’, so if it still says ‘US internal Revenu’ it is after 1962 and before 1977. Because the glass is frosted I estimate this bottle after 1972.
      I haven’t seen this bottle before. Could you send a picture of the whole bottle please? On this one the bottom part is cut off.
      I also wonder what is written on the shoulder blob?

      Kind regards,

      • Thanks for the quick reply, Ton. Not much more to the front of the bottle; I’ve included a full shot and a shot of the back label.
        The blob says “Extra”

  2. Hi Pam,
    This must be early 1930s.
    I am not well-grounded re display bottles, but these labels were used on real bottles until 1936. Maybe one year extra, to finish what was left in stock, but then the text changed to: ‘By appointment of the late King George V’.

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