Extra Frapin Grande Champagne is an old Cognac, with eaux-de-vie up to 40 and 50 years old. The grapes come from the first growing area of the Cognac region. Its at 40% ABV and comes in a 700 ml bottle. Also exists as 50 ml bottle, if you want to give it a try. The number of bottles is limited, and individually numbered.
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On the nose: Direct vanilla, some dry fruits and light flowers. In the mouth: Very round and with a long finish.
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.