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Frapin

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.

Frapin 1270 Cognac

70cl, 40%

Frapin 1270 Cognac was made with fruit harvested exclusively from the Frapin family's estates in the Grande Champagne region. After distillation, this expression was matured for six months in new oak…  More info

Frapin 1270 Cognac
5
$42.73

Frapin Château de Fontpinot XO Cognac

70cl, 41%

Single estate XO Cognac from Frapin, one of the most well respected Cognac houses in the Grande Champagne region. Floral and fruit filled with a rich, long finish, the XO is well balanced and…  More info

Frapin Château de Fontpinot XO Cognac
2
$137.36
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Frapin VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%

A very important Cognac, the VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac is elegantly rich and spicy. Frapin originally started making wine, but they eventually forayed into the distilling world, and with good…  More info

Frapin VIP XO Grande Champagne Cognac
2
$178.07

Frapin VSOP Cognac

70cl, 40%

An exceptional VSOP Grande Champagne Cognac made by the House of Frapin, blended with eaux-de-vie made of the grapes from Frapin's large estate in France. The maturation period of the Cognac gives…  More info

Frapin VSOP Cognac
3
$48.84

Frapin VSOP Gift Set with 2x Glasses

70cl, 40%

A marvellous gift set for Cognac fans here from Frapin. It comes with a bottle of Frapin's VSOP Cognac, made exclusively with eaux-de-vie from the Grande Champagne region, alongside a fancy pair of…  More info

Frapin VSOP Gift Set with 2x Glasses
$50.83

Frapin Millésime 26 Year Old 1992 Grand Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40.5%

Another wonderful Cognac from Frapin's Millésime series, this particular expression has seen over a quarter of a century of ageing! Distilled back in 1992, the brandy spent the next 26 years resting…  More info

Frapin Millésime 26 Year Old 1992 Grand Champagne Cognac
$172.98

Frapin Millésime 40 Year Old 1979 Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40.3%

This astounding Grande Champagne Cognac was distilled by Frapin back in 1979 – the very same year that Pink Floyd released The Wall! Eventually, it was bottled after four decades of maturation,…  More info

Frapin Millésime 40 Year Old 1979 Grande Champagne Cognac
$661.43

Frapin Cigar Blend XO

70cl, 40%

Frapin created this Cognac so it would match perfectly with cigars, which you probably guessed from the name. It's a single estate Cognac from the region's top 'cru' Grande Champagne that was matured…  More info

Frapin Cigar Blend XO
$132.28

Frapin Fontpinot XO 20cl

20cl, 41%

Superb single estate Cognac from Frapin, this is a 200ml bottle of its Château de Fontpinot XO Cognac. Produced from grapes exclusively grown, distilled, aged, and bottled at Château Fontpinot, it's…  More info

Frapin Fontpinot XO 20cl
$41.68

Frapin 15 Year Old Cask Strength

70cl, 45.3%

A Grande Champagne Cognac from Frapin, this 15 Year Old is grown and distilled on the 240 hectare vineyard. The eaux-de-vies are aged in both humid and dry cellars before blending at cask strength,…  More info

Frapin 15 Year Old Cask Strength
$109.89

Frapin Multimillésime No.7 Cognac

70cl, 40.8%

Here we have the seventh release in Frapin's Multimillésime collection, a series which aims to showcase the House's skills with truly stunning Grande Champagne Cognac. No.7 is a stellar blend of…  More info

Frapin Multimillésime No.7 Cognac
$249.30

Frapin 25 Year Old 1995

70cl, 41.4%

A stunning Grande Champagne Cognac from Frapin. A scorching summer lead to a bumper harvest in late September 1995, with grapes so impressive that this portion of the spirit was allowed to mature for…  More info

Frapin 25 Year Old 1995
$167.89

Frapin Extra Grande Champagne Cognac

70cl, 40%

An exquisite blend of Cognac, taken from the Frapin family's ancient reserves, many of which are well aged. Incredibly indulgent, the Frapin Extra features a nose thick with the aromas of vintage…  More info

Frapin Extra Grande Champagne Cognac
$459.23

Plume Frapin

70cl, 40%

An exquisite Premier Cru Cognac from Frapin made with around 20 Grande Champagne eaux de vie aged for over 60 years. It's presented in a handsome decanter bottle and stopper made with rose golden…  More info

Plume Frapin
$2,950.98

Frapin Multimillésime No.5 Cognac

70cl, 40.7%

The Multimillésime collection from Frapin is an ongoing series displaying the House's skills and honouring their history by blending multiple vintages of eaux-de-vie to create incredible Grande…  More info

Frapin Multimillésime No.5 Cognac

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