For 180 years, the Medeville family tradition of wine-making has been passing from generation to generation as the Château Fayau estate continues to uphold its name, expand and modernizeChâteau Fayau remains at the heart of the domain, the whole estate now totaling almost 180 hectares of vines south of Bordeaux and spanning across both sides of the Garonne River.
-Appearance : Amber with gold highlights, bright and limpid.
-Nose : Dry plum nose with spices due to its ageing that has only just begun.
-Clean mouth with lovely freshness. Intensive notes of fruit stones and exotic wood. The finish has roasted notes, cocoa and mellow tanins.
-Empty glass : Roasted notes and dry plums.
The Maison GÃ©las, created in 1865 by Baptiste GÃ©las, a barrel makerâs son, has been a family business for 150 years, and is Gascon heart and soul. It will take you through the different crafts and trades that have given birth not only to outstanding, vintage Bas Armagnacs, aged in casks in its chais or special storehouses, but also to a range of eaux-de-vie resulting from both know-how and a love of perfection. The Maison GÃ©las offers you the key to its nook of paradise, and will initiate you in the magic of ageing.
Gelas was born into liqueurs before it became one of the best houses of Armagnac with a collection of many old vintages, to make Armagnac Castarede jealous. Gelas is also famous for its single varietal Armagnacs defining the big differences between Baco, Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche.
He also experiments with great success one year or more cask finished Armagnacs in JuranÃ§on, Marsala, Pacherenc, Port, Sauternes, Sherry, and lately in the famous Australian De Bortoli Noble One and Black Noble casks.