Tasting notes: In Gascony, this grape is used in both distillation (over 50% of the distillation) and the composition of Cotes de Gascogne wines. It often brings balance and finesse. The nose is neat, of medium intensity, smooth and very delicate. We find classic aromas (grape, plum, quince) and more surprising aromas (fresh cane, cane sugar). The Blanche is dry, without sweetness, silky and still very delicate. Beautiful aromas of bitter almond, vine flower and raisin reinforce this finesse. Very long on the palate. It can be drunk alone or as a long drink with combinations such as cucumber, elderflower or orgeat.
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.