Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
XO Cognac Du Frolet Quintard - 100 % Petite Champagne
Descending from one of the finest crus in the Cognac region, the XO Cognac Du Frolet Quintard is made with 100% eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne. Aged for an average of 20-30 years, this Cognac has been sleeping for far beyond the standard age requirement for an XO.
The Quintard brothers have crafted this Cognac using Ugni Blanc grapes, which have been grown in an optimum soil environment for a very fine bottling. The grape wine is harvested, and then it is distilled over lees in a traditional Charentais style.
The distillate is then transferred to Limousin oak barrels, and aged in a wet, humid cellar. The eaux-de-vie is not reduced in any way; time and aging take care of this. The assembly of this fine Cognac depends on the 20-30 years average spent in barrels.
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
An excellent digestif after dinner.
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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