Cognac Frapin - Château Fontpinot XO
A true treasure of the House of Frapin, Château Fontpinot XO is the only premier cru château to have the internationally renowned 100% Grande Champagne appellation. Entirely harvested, distilled and aged on the family estate, this cognac benefits from the very rare Château appellation. Its distillation with lees, followed by a slow and patient aging in dry cellars, gives it the special character of one of the oldest reserves of the Château.
Château Fontpinot XO is distinguished from the outset by its silky color with warm, golden, slightly coppery reflections. The result of a long aging process, particularly in dry cellars, it offers a subtle, complex, fine and persistent bouquet, composed of candied fruit aromas (dried apricot, dried fig), almond paste, hazelnut, nougat, then notes of port, and finally the famous "Rancio".
The mouth is balanced, rich and complex with aromas of dried fruits, candied fruits, and an exceptional length. Add a drop of water to Château Fontpinot XO to exhale the aromas and soften the power of the cognac.
"To appreciate Château Fontpinot XO, you have to be a gourmet. This cognac enchants with its fruity flavors, and offers its character to those who love the simple pleasures of a cheese platter." Patrice Piveteau, Cellar Master
2021 International Spirits Challenge, Gold medal
2021 International Spirits Award, Best Cognac 2021
2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge - US - 95/100 "Extraordinary. Ultimate Recommendation "
Established in the Charente region since 1270, the Frapin family is a family of winegrowers and distillers for 21 generations. The Grande Champagne region, Premier Cru of Cognac, has become their homeland. With its exceptional vineyards covering more than 240 hectares, the Frapin family passionately embodies the alliance of ancestral know-how and century-old methods. All its cognacs are harvested, distilled and aged on the estate. In 2008, their "Multimillésime n°1 Frapin" was elected "Best Spirit in the World" at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC) in London. A first for a cognac!
Cognac Frapin has been awarded the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV) label. The EPV label is a mark of recognition by the State set up to distinguish French companies with excellent craft and industrial know-how. Only 3 Cognac houses have been awarded the label to date.
- Grande Champagne
- 70 cl