The Frapin 1991 Vintage Château de Fonpinot Grande Champagne Cognac is a wonderful vintage offering by this artisan Cognac house. As the name suggests, it's from the Grande Champagne harvest of 1991 - a year that's become infamous in Cognac history as the year that frost eradicated much of the spoils of the harvest. Therefore this is a rare and special year - one that any connoiseur will be delighted to have the opportunity to appreciate.
This unique Cognac has deservedly won many accolades:
Awarded the trophy for 'Best Cognac' at the ceremoney of The Honorable Artillery Company, London - July 16 2013.
Gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge
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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.