Cognac Chateau de Fonpinot XO is a unique blend, bottled in a 70 cl bottle. The Cognac is a single estate Réserve, coming from the 300 hectares of Frapins estate. This XO Cognac was aged in wooden casks for a long time. The brand is allowed to use the appellation of Chateau because the harvesting, distilling, ageing and bottling process takes place at the Chateau.
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Cognac is a type of brandy that takes its name from the Cognac region of France. Made from twice-distilled white wine, Cognac is distilled in copper pots and aged in wooden barrels. The production techniques of Cognac are very specific, requiring a particular type of grapes, distillation practices and aging requirements.
Hennessy is a Cognac that is made in France but was started by an Irishman. Despite the common belief that Hennessy is a type of whiskey, it is made from grapes — grapes that have been twice-distilled and aged. The only notable similarity it bears to whiskey is that both are aged in oak barrels.
Cognac consumed as an appetizer is usually served neat. It’s also common practice to add a little bit of water, which makes the drink fruitier and more floral. Some water can also help to bring out the subtle spiciness of Cognac while also making it a bit smoother to drink.