Armagnac 700 & Ortolan

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700 & Ortolan by Louis Marie de Castelbajac!

Armagnac is the oldest wine based eau-de-vie produced in the heart of Gascony, South West France.  It is produced by a single distillation of white wine in an Armagnac alambic (still) and then left to age for many years in oak barrels before being sold.  It is available in vintages that are specific to Armagnac, or indeed in several different blends.

The Armagnac areas of production and its methods of fabrication strictly follow the rules and regulations laid down by the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée attributed to this eau-de-vie in 1936.

 Above all, Armagnac is a hand crafted product, produced in small quantities by the winemakers and negotiant houses, custodians of the time-honoured savoir-faire.  The diversity of the different terroirs and grape varieties give this eau-de-vie a rich and diverse character that reflects the nature that surrounds it and the men that make it.

ELIXIR 700 

XO SUPREME

20 YEARS OLD + 1962 MILLESIME

 SENSATIONS:

Grapes: Folle Blanche et Ugni blanc

 To the eye: Amber- colored dress , brilliant, limpid.

 To the nose: Wood, prune pastry notes out to the nuts

and rancio

 To the palate: Lively and structured with minerally,

orchard fruit dried apricot complement a beautiful

rancio and wood ; The finish is long and spiced.

 Composition: Blend of several vintages , the youngest

is of twenty years. with 30% of 1962 vintage to create

a timeless signature.


The ORTOLAN

V.S.O.P.

Grapes:  Folle Blanche et Ugni blanc.

To the eye:  A slight tint of gold, limpid and crisp.

To the noze:  The noze is fresh, with notes of pink berries with pepper and plum,

To the palate: In the mouth, explosion of aromas great length that extends on notes of dried fruit

plum and pink bay

Composition:  Bend of several vintages of which the youngest is 5 years 

Aging in our oldest barrels medium grain

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