Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Hors d’Age XO Decanter Cognac - 100% Petite Champagne
A specially presented Cognac from this familial brand, the Du Frolet Quintard Hors d’Age XO Cognac Decanter has been aged far beyond the average XO, and is produced using grapes entirely derived from the Petite Champagne terroir. Aged for an average of 20 years, it is a gorgeously round Cognac, with spice and sweetness. Presented in a stunning decanter, it makes a perfect gift for any Cognac aficionado.
The grape wine has been distilled over lees, and then aged in Limousin oak barrels, to then sleep for over 20 decades in humid cellars. It has not been reduced at all; this has happened naturally over time due to the long aging process. The assemblage of this Cognac is truly exceptional, and only the best eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne has been selected for the blend.
Produced using entirely Ugni Blanc grapes, this Cognac has been grown optimally in clay-limestone, shallow subsoils. This very environment is perfect for producing fine eaux-de-vie.
The Quintard brothers are Thomas and Bastien, who have grown up with the spirit of the vine in their DNA. They are the fourth generation of landowners, and have created a brand that perfectly encapsulates what they are about. As independent Cognac makers since 2019, they are committed to growing vines in a way that respects the environment and the terroir.
How to serve
This Cognac features gorgeous aromas of plum jam, mixed with the classic rancio of the Charente region. it will eventually take over your senses with nutmeg on the nose. We recommend sipping it neat as a digestif.
Presentation of the decanter
This wide-bodied decanter will take pride of place in any selection, and has a sleek silver stopper.
About Du Frolet Cognac
The origin of Cognac Du Frolet is very much a family tale, and is the brainchild of two brothers, Thomas and Bastien Quintard. As the fourth generation of landowners in the Petite Champagne terroir, they were very much born with knowledge of the vine in their DNA. The brothers created Du Frolet Cognac in tribute to the place where they grew up, and have been independent winemakers since 2018. All of their Cognacs come from the finest Petite Champagne clay-limestone soils on their estate in Chadenac, and the brothers are committed to growing vines that respect the environment and the terroir. With 45 hectares of vines, they currently produce a selection of Cognacs, alongside Pineaux and wines.
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