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.
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