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.
Eye: Beautiful straw yellow color
Nose: Aromas of vine flower & linden with a touch of vanilla
Palate: Round, rich, and harmoniously balanced. Fresh, original, with notes of vanilla and toast
Tasting review by producer:
On the eye - a golden color.
On the nose, a fine aroma with notes of grapes, vanilla, walnut, and chocolate.
On the palate - the taste is smooth fruity, with light aftertaste of nuts.
An amber colour with a subtle nose of vanilla hinting at aromas of dried fruit. A rich, balanced cognac. The Gautier VSOP can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in a long drink with soda, to enjoy all of its refreshing flavours.