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Frapin VSOP Cognac

  • Cognac
  • France, 700ml
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“The quintessential expression of the Frapin style. A cognac that can combine with anything at any time, as an aperitif, during a meal or after dinner.” Patrice Piveteau. Its orange colour bears witness to its time ageing in Limousin oak barrels. The bouquet is complex, fruity with orange and floral with dried flowers. Discreet notes of vanilla are revealed. This Frapin VSOP offers a wonderful aromatic intensity. On the palate, Frapin VSOP is very harmonious. It is balanced with persistent flavours, including fruity orange notes. The finish is spicy with notes of cinnamon or pepper.

  • Producer: Frapin VSOP Cognac
  • Type: Cognac
  • Region: Cognac, France
  • Alcohol: 40%
  • Volume: 700ml
  • Goes with: Neat or over ice

Produced exclusively from the wine-making estate at the heart of Cognac’s Premier Cru, this VSOP benefits from the age-old traditional expertise of the Frapin family. Harvested, distilled over lees and aged on the domaine, it writes a new chapter of its history with a new decanter bringing elegance, refinement and roundness…

Buy this luxurious and multi-award winning Frapin VSOP Cognac here in our online liquor store. Makes a great personal or corporate premium gift. We deliver across New Zealand.

One of the illustrious elder houses of Cognac, Frapin can trace its rich and storied history in the Grande Champagne region to 1270, and it is still owned by a direct descendant of the original founder today. Initially establishing themselves as a family of wine growers in the Fontpinot Castle at Segonzac Francois Rabelais, it wasn’t long before the Frapin family became distillers, a tradition they continued for a remarkable 20 generations. The 16th Century author Francois Rabelais was actually a family member, and a prestigious Frapin Cognac bottle was named in his honour: The Cuvee Rabelais. The process of creating begins on the impressive 240 hectares of vines surrounding the Château de Fontpinot. The Grande Champagne grapes are harvested by hand and whole bunches are pressed at once. The grape juice then undergoes a natural fermentation, with no filtration or additives to become ‘Vin de Charente’. Distillation at Frapin occurs twice on lees in six Charentais red copper stills. The first distillation results in an unclear alcohol, which distilled for a second time to capture the heart of the distillation to produce fine eaux de vie that will be matured in one of Frapin’s Chais. Frapin Cognacs are matured in Limousin oak casks, for the first quarter in new casks, after which they are transferred to older ones. The ageing warehouses are uniquely set over two levels, which means Cellar Master Patrice Piveteau is able to choose a location for each cask based on an appropriate atmospheric condition across different parts of their warehouses. The ground floor has greater humidity, while the attics are drier. These two factors have a clear impact on the ageing process, and subsequently the character of the final Cognac. Even after all this time, Frapin continues to set itself apart from the region’s other significant producers, as all of its Cognacs, including exquisite expressions such asVSOP Cognac, 12 Year Old Cask Strength (cask 1900) and Château de Fontpinot XO Cognac are made entirely on the family’s single estate. 

  • Best VSOP - 2023 Master Cognac, UK
  • Gold - 2023 ISW, Germany
  • Master - 2022The Cognac Masters, UK
  • Gold - 2021 International Spirits Competition
  • Master - 2020 The Cognac Masters Asia
  • 95/100 Points - 2020 The Ultimate Spirits Challenge, USA
  • Gold - 2019 The Cognac Masters, UK
  • Gold  - 2019 International Spirits and Wine, Germany
  • Gold - 2018 International Spirits Challenge, UK
  • 97/100 Points - 2017 The Ultimate Spirits Challenge, USA
  • Gold - 2017 The Cognac Masters, UK
  • Best VSOP - 2016 World Cognac Awards, UK

     


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