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Darroze 4 Year Biologic Armagnac 47.5% 700ml

4 Years

This range was born from Marc Darroze's desire to experiment with organic farming on the terroirs of Gascony. In close collaboration with some of the house's partner winegrowers, this range has been built up little by little, from the vineyard to bottling, over the years of aging perfectly mastered.

The crazy white grape variety is favoured in the range, even though it remains the most sensitive and delicate to produce. Its finesse and elegance will be sublimated by these production conditions. respectful.

The hand and the experience of the producer are therefore essential in order to pay full attention peculiar to these organic vines which will ultimately produce an Armagnac of rare purity and exhilarating richness. A return to the roots, to the beginning, where Armagnac suffered only the vagaries of nature without any other alteration. Time will then do its work and let Armagnac reveal all these aromas.

Tasting Notes: Straw yellow colour. The nose is fruity (candied orange peel, dried apricot, prune, mango), spicy (fine spices, vanilla). There are also pastry flavours (honey, brioche, almond). The nose is very fine and delicate. Finesse in the mouth, thanks to light, silky tannins. Pretty roundness in the mouth despite its young age. We find fruity aromas of the nose, spices. Nice length in the mouth.

Francis and Marc Darroze roamed the estates on the best terroirs, that of the Grand Bas Armagnac and its tawny sands, to select, raise and bottle the most beautiful discoveries. Around 30 estates contribute to this extraordinary collection that complete and perfect their ageing in the Roquefort and Labastide d’Armagnac cellars. Rare and ancient barrels, where the eaux-de-vies leave the alembic from a small property, distilled by a reputed mobile distiller and that demand several decades of subtle and careful ageing in oak barrels for 15 to 50 years in order to express the qualities of the place and the vintage. No other Armagnac house can offer such diversity, and just from the fairly small area of Grand Bas Armagnac. The typical Armagnac farmer raises all the possible farm animals fed by many different crops plus a small vineyard the part production of which is distilled every year and aged in one or more barrels, which constitute the savings of the farm. A sick bull or a dying horse or tractor are repaired or replaced by the sale of a barrel. Multiply by the number of farms and years and you have the variety of the Darroze collection, so differentiated, because each farm is unique. Add to this no reduction , by water, only through ageing, no caramel colouring, the date of distillation and the date of bottling, because all that matters is the time spent in the barrel. Once in glass, nothing changes, nothing improves. A 1890 Armagnac bottled in 1900, is no better than a 2007 bottled in 2017, but collectors do not want you to know!

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