A rounder, fruitier new expression has been released today by Cognac Frapin celebrating the family’s single-estate vineyard at the heart of Grande Champagne.
Frapin 1270 has undergone a long ageing in the humid ground-level cellars, kept for six months in oak barrels that are less than five years old and then moved to older casks for extended maturation.
The result is a cognac with great roundness and fruitiness, which can be appreciated served over ice, in a long mixed drink with tonic or sparkling water, or as the base for a cocktail.
Its name is inspired by the history of the cognac producer which has been owned by the same family for 20 generations, tracing its history back to 1270.
The unaged spirit is made in the same way as all Frapin cognacs, distilling over the fine lees, with the whole process controlled from vineyard to bottle on the Frapin estate by cellar master Patrice Piveteau.
Thanks to its ageing process, the golden-coloured Frapin 1270 is said to have a nose of vine and lime blossom with a hint of vanilla. Harmonious and balanced on the palate, it has fruitiness and roundness touched with freshness.
Imported into the UK by Louis Latour Agencies, it has a recommended price in retail of £42 per 70cl bottle.