Armagnac 1830 Château du Bourdieu
Handwritten Vintage and "Cent Ans d'âge", Sainte-Christie d'Armagnac, Carton Box
Provenance: Artcurial, 11/3/2017
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|Age||100 year old|
|Fill level||High shoulder|
|Packaging||Original carton box|
Armagnac is France's oldest and most prestigious wine-based eau-de-vie. In the 16th century, it was sold over the counter in pharmacies as a "medicine". Armagnac began to be aged in oak barrels in the 17th century. Nowadays, the Armagnac region can be divided into three production areas: Bas-Armagnac, Ténarèze and Haut-Armagnac. Unlike Cognac, Armagnac is comprised of a broad palette of grape varieties, each very different, allowing for a very particular aromatic balance: Bacco adds to the wine's structure and lends it full-bodied, rich and dense aromas that require long ageing processes to fully express their roundness, smoothness and length on the palate. Folle Blanche, on the other hand, provides freshness and fruitiness in the first years of ageing. Ugni Blanc, ideal for distilling, as well as Colombard, are the final names on the region's list of most common grape varieties. When aged for 15 years or more, Armagnac displays flavours of hazelnut, orange peel, cocoa, and prunes combined with aromas of rose, verbena, leather, vanilla and even cinnamon. These Armagnacs are very dense and rounded and fully express their soil. After 25 years, Armagnacs lose their potency and mellow. Their original character gives way to oak barrel fragrances and their length on the palate becomes truly remarkable.
Château du Bourdieu(We currently have no information available on this brand)
The estate Domaine de Bourdieu is one of the oldest wine estates in the Blaye region, where the first cultures of vines appeared in Roman times, 50 years BC. Built-in 1464. Luc Schweitzer, son, and heir of 5 generations of wine growers maintain these skills to taste wines matured in the respect, love, and passion of these traditions.
The wine is matured in oak casks, brand new and first hand. It gives them their beautiful ruby color and delicately wooded aromas tinned with vanilla. This complex aromatic substance forms a bouquet, which is both subtle and slightly smoky. This wine is the perfect match for foie gras, game, lamprey, and red meat.