In Armagnac, the Romains introduced the vineyard, the Arabs the Alambic (distillation-machine) and the Celts the oak barrel. So the confrontation of these three cultures has been born in the Armagnac.

Armagnac is the oldest brandy distillated in France(+700 years).

Nowadays the Armagnac is an Appellation d’Orgine Contrôlée (AOC). Ten different variations of Armagnac-grapes are authorised for use in the production of Armagnac.
Of these, four from the principal part: Ugni Blanc, Folle blanche, Baco and Colombard. There are three districts: Bas-Armagnac, Ténarèze and Haut-Armagnac. The distillation takes place during the winter.

The Armagnac is obtained by an Alambic. It is a machine made out of pure copper.
When it leaves the alembic at the end, this “eau de vie” is uncoloured.

The Armagnac is still full of passion, but is already rich of aromatics: very fruity (prune,grape) and mostly flowery. The way of getting old in the wooden barrels confederates it a complexity and a softness supplementary.

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