Wine Region: Armagnac - France
Grape: Folle Blanche
Tasting notes: Golden colour with amber tints. The nose is intense, complex and fine. Aromas of spices (cloves, white pepper) mix with fruits (orange peel) and more herbal aromas (linden, mint). Very elegant and fine on the palate. The tannins are silky. Fruity notes dominate. Very long.
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.