Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
A limited edition vintage collection
This wonderful collection from Frapin brings us the luxurious delight of five full sized bottles of vintage Cognac. Some years back Frapin began to showcase their skills in top-level vintage blending, and the Frapin Multimillessimes Cognac set contains bottle numbers one through to five. Each is a limited edition, produced from the very best that the terroir of Grande Champagne has to offer. The age of each element has been carefully selected to produce a very distinct taste profile.
The house of Frapin Cognac is one with an amazingly lengthy history. The family roots in the region can be traced as far as 1270 and stretch over twenty generations. The house is based in a stunning chateau in the town of Segonzac, in the heart of the Grande Champagne terroir. Frapin were the first producer to bring such a multi-vintage blend to market, and they’ve also diversified to create other Cognac related products, such as coffee and chocolate.
The set contains numbers 1,2,3,4, & 5 in the series, each being a unique blend of age stated years. Series N° 1 combines the vintages of 1982, 1983, & 1985. Series N° 2 brings us 1979, 1983, & 1985. Series N° 3 is 1982, 1983, & 1986. Series N° 4 combines 1982, 1983, & 1985, and Series N° 5 is a marriage of 1982, 1986, and 1989. Each is presented in a traditional style Cognac bottle—the precious liquid contained within is all thats needed to showcase what a truly excellent offering this is. Each label is matching, and states the vintage years that make up the blend. The individual bottles are stylishly presented in a wooden case, with the vintage years displayed in engraved glory on a golden colored plate. All of the Cognacs in the collection have been created in a strictly limited edition of only 1,270 bottles.
Each of these high end qualities deserve to be tasted in all their glory, so it’s recommended to enjoy them in the time honored manner: neat, and perhaps hand warmed in a balloon or tulip style glass. Of course, it’s your Cognac, so taste it your way—the adventurous out there might add a block or ice or even a drop of water to experience the subtle taste changes this brings.
About Frapin Cognac
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 one generations! The estate owns 340 hectares of land entirely in the Grande Champagne area, of which 240 are planted with vines. Frapin’s home in the beautiful castle 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, rather fittingly, the house of Frapin is also the only Cognac estate granted permission to call itself a Chateau within the entire Grande Champagne cru. Alongside many other accolades, Frapin was the first Cognac producer to invent a multi-vintage blend, combining vintages of different years to create the perfect taste.
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