Mysterious Armagnac

Know How – Armagnac

Armagnac is traditionally produced in the heart of Gascony. With its sunny landscapes of vineyards, this region of South West of France was given the name of “Little Tuscany”. Through the ages, Gascony has kept its cultural identity thanks to its art of living, its historical heritage and of course its gastronomy.

1310

first writen reference

3

AOC

15 000

hectares of vine

Armagnac, many centuries of history

Armagnac is linked with the Gascony identity. This Spirit was first mentioned in documents dating back to 1310, and since then Armagnac has always gain reputation. Since 1936, Armagnac is geographically declined in 3 AOC, corresponding to 3 specific terroirs : Bas-Armagnac, Armagnac-Téranèze and Haut-Armagnac. All together the 3 AOC cover 15 000 hectare of vine.

Armagnac, many centuries of history
The Armagnac distillation

Armagnac is a spirit made from distillation of white wine. It is fruity and floral. The fruits are pressed and fermented to produce wine. The wine is distillate in winter in an “Armagnacais” alambic. The obtained spirit is transparent (White Armagnac). Aging in oak cast will give Armagnac its beautiful amber colour and its unique flavour.

Enjoy Armagnac

Armagnac is offered at different ages. The young Armagnac (3 stars, VS, VSOP) will give full satisfaction in cocktails or in cooking. The older ones (XO, Hors d’Age or vintages) will be served in aperitif with desert or as an after-dinner drink. Vintage Armagnac are perfect with Foie gras, fruity flavours or Chocolate.

THE DESIGNATIONS

3 stars or VS (Very Special) : A blend in which the youngest Armagnac has spent at least 2 years in barrels.
VSOP (Very Superior Old Pale) : A blend in which the youngest Armagnac has spent at least 4 years in barrels.
XO (Extra Old) : Armagnac with at least 6 years in barrels
Hors d’Age : Armagnac with at least 10 years in barrels

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