Baron Sigognac VSOP, Basquaise
Armagnac, 700 ml
The Bordeneuve distillery produces the remarkable Baron de Sigognac Armagnacs exclusively from wines from its own vineyards. It also owns its own distillery and cask cellar, which makes its Armagnacs true "single estate" spirits. All Armagnacs are distilled in a copper still from 1920. A vintage Armagnac is allowed to mature in oak barrels for up to about 40 years. It is then stored in large glass balloons, so-called "Dame-Jeannes", until it is finally bottled. Bordeneuve has an impressive collection of Armagnacs dating back to the 19th century. This VSOP bottling is a harmonious blend of different vintages, with the youngest vintage being 5 years old.
Armagnac: high-percentage, high-standing, authentic
Gascony, in southwestern France, has retained its authentic rural charm to this day. Very similar traits are attributed to the brandy originating from here, Armagnac. While young Armagnac can taste lively and fiery, old, decades-aged selections reveal enormous finesse with unique character. Vintage bottlings are particularly exclusive – and accordingly expensive.
France – Philosophy in a bottle
According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”