Growth area & soil: Grande Champagne
Frapin XO Château de Fontpinot Cognac - Leather Case Edition
Frapin Château Fontpinot XO is a mature Premier Cru offering from the House of Frapin. The result of a long aging process in dry cellars, this XO is bold and complex, showing outstanding nutty, fruity and floral notes. Château de Fontpinot is the only Château to have a 100% Grande Champagne appellation, giving them unbeatable provenance when it comes to producing Cognac of this quality. Entirely harvested, produced and aged at the family estate, this release has been distilled with the lees, followed by a slow maturation period in dry cellars, giving it a unique character that is the hallmark of this Maison.
According to Patrice Piveteau, Cellar Master at Maison Frapin: “To appreciate Château Fontpinot XO, you have to be greedy.”
Initially a family of winegrowers, the Frapin family have been settled in southwest France since the 13th Century. After taking up the craft of distillation, they have kept up production of eaux-de-vie for a staggering 20 generations, and the current head of the company is a direct descendant of the founder. The family’s established headquarters is at the charming Château de Fontpinot, nestled among their vineyards in the heart of Grande Champagne.
Today, Frapin Cognacs are entirely harvested, distilled and aged at the Domaine and the family are fiercely proud of their single-estate status. The House of Frapin control every aspect of production and eschew scientific methods, instead relying on age-old traditions - as well as the extraordinary palate of their Cellar Master.
Presentation of the Decanter
Presented in a stylish, tall decanter with a long neck and deep punt, this release perfectly combines traditional elements with a modern touch. The silver foil matches the logo which adorns the front of the bottle, and of course, the bottle is presented in a luxurious leather case with a carrying handle. This would make a lovely gift for any Cognac connoisseur.
How to Serve Frapin XO Château de Fontpinot
With such mature notes of fruit and rancio, this is the perfect digestif, best enjoyed neat in a tulip glass. For a different drinking experience, add a splash of cold mineral water to enhance and lift the most delicate aromas.
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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