Tasting notes: The Folle Blanche grape is the historical grape variety of Armagnac. It was a long time (before the phylloxera crisis) was the only grape variety planted in Gascony, it was then called the Piquepoult of the country. It produces very fine and delicate Armagnacs.
The nose is very intense, fruity (grapefruit, plum, fresh grape) and spicy (Sichuan pepper).
On the palate, the eau de vie is lively, linear, with aromas of fresh pineapple and mirabelle plum with vegetal notes.
About the winery: As the son of acclaimed chef Jean Darroze, Francis had a natural inclination to the culinary arts and a taste for tradition and authenticity. He channelled this into a passioned search for quality individual estate Armagnacs, starting as a trader and producer of vintage Bas-Armagnacs in 1974. With the utmost respect for the spirit, alcohol levels are reduced through years of evaporation through ageing — never through dilution with water. Blending and colouring agents are also prohibited. And to prolong the ageing process, the Armagnac is only bottled when ordered. The business is now in the hands of Francis' son Marc, a trained oenologist.
If the brand's reputation has been built on long-ageing Armagnacs, a world where the ageing's quality, the oaks selection, the cooper know-how and the cellar master guarantee excellence, this range of white Armagnac, virgin and unaged, favours purity and elegance.