Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Aromas are grapey with plenty of cinnamon and baked cherry. The flavor profile is lightly sweet with date honey, lightly roasted nuts and sweet baking spices. Supple texture finishes lightly suede with pleasant grape and floral flavors. (Mar 2013)
Grapes are harvested in early October at Frapinís top-rated Grande Champagne vineyard, a week before most producers, to obtain higher levels of acidity. Young vines are fertilized the old-fashioned way with nothing more than cow manure and mulch from pulverized vine clippings.
|Wine maker notes
|At Frapin no more than two hours are allowed to elapse between harvest and pressing. Frapin cognacs undergo an entirely natural fermentation: no cultivated yeasts are added. To retain freshness of fruit, filtration is not permitted at Frapin. Distillation is conducted in one of Frapinís four special Charentes copper stills. Frapin cognacs are subject to a double-distillation process. Aging is conducted in Limousin oak casks.