Delord 1981 Bas Armagnac 40% 700ml
Delord 1981 Bas Armagnac 40% 700mlAroma: Pepper, cinnamon and ginger Ageing: Aged in damp cellars. Distillation: Distilled at around 54-58 degrees. Lower than other brandies, providing greater wine flavours but less refinement than cognacs. Flavour: Rich flavours of dried fruits, butter and spices Grape Variety: Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche and Baco. Viticulture: The climate is soft and humid with sunny autumns and the soil is made of siliceous clay which is poor in lime, giving Bas Armagnacs a lightness and fragrance with subtle tastes.
Situated in Bas-Armagnac, vineyards are made up of Colombard, Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grape varieties. The distillery is to be found in the village of Lannepax, the ancestral home of the Delord family. The distillation, the most essential and fascinating stage in the production of Armagnac, takes place at the beginning of November through to the end of December. Their old Sier Armagnac alambics, that they wouldn't part with for all the gold in the world, produce less than 30 litres of eau-de-vie an hour. Delord cellars contain old treasured vintages and include more than 700 oak barrels that protect and age the Armagnac eau-de-vie dating from the 20th Century to the present day. Delord thanks to their vision have stored such quantities of good Armagnacs for such a long time that they have the resource to be very competitive in price for the same quality. They also concentrate on Armagnac styles, very rounded, soft and easy to drink, that they are amongst the most successful producers.