The Frapin family has been around the Southwest of France since 1270. Always active in the domain of winegrowing, they specialized in distillation much later on and have since continued to stand strong throughout twenty generations! The estate owns 300 hectares of land entirely in the Grande Champagne area, of which 200 are planted with vines. Frapin’s home in the beautiful caste Fontpinot in the town of Segonzac. The most famous family member was the 16th century author Francois Rabelais, after whom a prestigious Frapin cognac bottle is named: The Cuvee Rabelais. Like some other cognac houses, Frapin needs to extend business through diversifying into other luxury products such as chocolate or coffee. Frapin was the first cognac producer to invent a multi-vintage blend, combining vintages of different years to create the perfect taste. Cognac Chateau de Fonpinot XO is a unique blend, bottled in a 70 cl bottle. The Cognac is a single estate Réserve, coming from the 300 hectares of Frapins estate. This XO Cognac was aged in wooden casks for a long time. The brand is allowed to use the appellation of Chateau because the harvesting, distilling, ageing and bottling process takes place at the Chateau.
Mahogany colour with coppery tints. The bouquet is perfectly balanced, concentrated aromas and extremely soft, complex and subtle bouquet of old port combined with the scent of a cigar box. Frapin Cigar Blend displays discreet hints of vanilla, flavours of walnuts, hazelnuts and dried fruits combined with dried flowers, typical of the famous “Rancio”. The palate blends harmoniously with its floral, fruity aromas and it shows a persistent taste that is a characteristic of Grande Champagne cognacs. The flavours mingle in subtle, complex harmony on its exceptionally long aftertaste.