Chateau de Fontpinot XO Grande Champagne, Premier Grand Cru Du Cognac, 0.5 L
Cognac red-orange shades reminiscent of the golden autumn.
The taste of cognac rounded, full-bodied, with a long vanilla finish.
Complex aroma of cognac is filled with tones of wild flowers, hawthorn, candied fruits (apricots, oranges), notes of port wine, typical of old brandy after prolonged exposure.
Cognac is a great digestif at the end of the meal.
Noble aged cognac Domaine Chateau de Fontpinot XO created from grapes Ugni Blanc grown in the Grande Champagne appellation. It is named in honor of the family residence of the family Frapin - Chateau de Fonpino. In the first step of cognac performed quickly and gently squeezing grapes with five pneumatic presses for 2 hours. The resulting fermented grape juice to thereby obtain a young, dry wine with an alcohol of 7-9%. Wine is not filtered to preserve the most subtle fruity flavor. Then the wine undergoes a distillation step. Cognac is rich in very old alcohols collected by previous generations of the family.
Excerpt Chateau de Cognac XO Fonpino place in several stages. First, a short time cognac is aged in Limousin oak barrels, giving it special warm colors. A quarter of all cognac is aged in new barrels. Then, after gaining the required alcohols tannins are poured into old barrels. Part Frapin brandies aged in standard "wet" cellars, and some - in the unique "dry" attic loft, where the proportion of vapor above, and the resulting brandy becomes more intense and fragrant.
Chateau de Cognac Fontpino received the highest score and the gold medal in the competition category XO "Spirits Challenge" in 1998.
Frapen - this is one of the oldest companies in France cognac. It owns the family estate Chateau de Fonpino in the village Sgonzak (Grande Champagne). Frapenov ancestors involved in winemaking in the XIII century. The best-known representatives of this family of aristocrats were the writer François Rabelais and personal apothecary King Louis XIV Pierre Frapen. Surrounding the estate of 350 hectares of vineyards are the most fertile in the Charente, they are located in the historical lands around the castle Chateau Fontpinot and are classified as Premiers Grands Crus subregion Cognac - Grande Champagne. Soil vineyards - chalk, giving special brandies mineral notes. This terroir gives a subtle, most delicate and pure ethyl alcohol with a rich bouquet, developing significantly with age. The farm Frapin use organic methods of viticulture.
Frapin only sells its own brand of cognac, which are produced in the Grand Champagne considered the best terrain for the production of the drink. Brandy is aged in Limousin oak barrels, making brandy saturated tannins. Here cherish the old traditions: the grapes are harvested by hand only, using only natural organic fertilizers, raw materials distilled unfiltered. Products are exported to 50 countries, mainly in Europe.