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Frapin Cognac Vs Luxe NV
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Frapin's basic VS is aged for at least six years in a dry cellar, creating a delicate and drier style brandy. One of the best in its class.
Cognac Frapin is rarity among cognac producers – this family-owned, centuries-old dynasty releases only estate-produced and bottled cognac. Frapin owns 741-acres of land in the Cognac area of Charentes, including over 500 acres of Premier Cru de Cognac vineyards planted with superior Ugni-Blanc grapes in the Grande Champagne region. This constitutes by far the largest single vineyard in the heart of this top-rated appellation. Unlike many of its fellow producers, Frapin does not turn to outside growers for grapes and is able to apply the most exacting standards of quality control at every level of production, starting on the vines. Frapin cognacs are, as a result, the epitome of excellence. The Frapin family can trace its ties to Charentes in southwest France as far back as the year 1270. With centuries of unrivalled tradition and experience, it is the acknowledged leader in the production of exceptional, premium-quality cuvees. Today, this illustrious company is under the creative direction of Geneviève Frapin, her husband Max Cointreau and their son Jean-Pierre Cointreau. In 1994, Frapin added to its luxury portfolio with the purchase of the equally historic, Champagne Gosset. Frapin VS Luxe is a blend with an average barrel age of 6-7 years from date of harvest – about 4 years more than the minimum 2 ½ years required by law. Production Area Grapes are harvested in early October at Frapin’s 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. Grape Varieties 100% Ugni Blanc Vinification 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 Frapin’s four special Charentes copper stills. Frapin cognacs are subject to a double-distillation process. Aging is conducted in Limousin oak casks. Color Deep copper Bouquet Fine, fresh nose, with a hint of vanilla. Round, complex palate with notes of coffee, caramel and citrus fruit Taste Agreeably light with a long aftertaste. Alcohol 40%
VS Luxe Grande Champagne - Very Good/Recommended, Wine Enthusiast/ Smells of dried berries in the initial sniffs; the aroma turns toasty, with hints of orange marmalade, after another several minutes. Entry has foundation taste of ripe white grapes and oak; midpalate features long, silky, honey-sweet tastes, as well as an astringency that maintains this Cognac's freshness.
The Frapin family has been established in France's southwest since 1270. Starting as a family of winegrowers, they soon became distillers and have continued this tradition for 20 generations. They moved to the Grande Champagne region and established their headquarters in the Fontpinot Castle at Segonzac. These days, the Frapin estate covers 300 hectares all in Grande Champagne, officially listed as Premier Grand Cru du Cognac. About 200 of those hectars are planted to ugni blanc in the estate's crumbly, chalky soils, much like the soils in Reims. The VS Luxe is 100% Grande Champagne, Premier Grand Cru, distilled over fine lees. Its fragrance is reminisce of vines in full bloom with hints of vanilla. On the palate it takes of fresh grapes and has a good length in the mouth.
The Frapin family has been established in France's southwest since 1270. Starting as a family of winegrowers, they soon became distillers and have continued this tradition for 20 generations. They mov
*Cognac Frapin Multi-Review Flier/ Topaz/ deep honey color; ideal purity. It smells of dried berries in the initial sniffs; the aroma turns toasty and orange marmalade-like after another seven minutes of air contact. Entry is solid structurally, with a deep foundation taste of white ripe grapes and oak. The mid-palate stage features long, silky, honey-sweet tastes as well as an astringency that maintains the cognac’s freshness. Ends toasty, moderately sweet, and honeyed flavor. It remains one of the finest VS cognacs one can buy.