Armagnac 1933 Peuchet & Co
Bougival, Wax shoulder button
Provenance: Private purchase, 1/1/1901
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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.
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The quality that creates trust, the fruit of research
Founded in 1885, at the beginning of the Third Republic, Peuchet and Cie participate in this era of true prosperity of the arts of the table. It is an immediately spiritual experience, the attraction to the still with mysterious and alchemical vapors surrounded eaux de vie. Attended with quality and authenticity, it is an excellent choice without any delay: This is one of the fundamental bases of the trade.
Grand and Petites Champagnes
Over the years, the Armagnacs of Maupas, the Frêche, Perquié, the Grand and Petites Champagnes of all the possible ages and terroirs, the fragile raspberries, the sturdy Eau de Vie, have piled up. All are referenced to make the most subtle assemblies.
The art of good drinking
Valuable records already reveal their questioning concern about the use of casks that originally have contained the Oloroso of faraway Andalusia. Today, the current years also points an attractive revival of alcoholic productions, accumulating the fascination of the concept of vintage. Technicity and modernity have emerged, sharpening the spirit of discovery, and renewing the art of good drinking. The amateur, became the attentive critic, a connoisseur of good cognac.
Still facing our rationalist civilization; the oak barrel continues to impose its mystery, alone capable of infusing to an ardent Bas-Armagnac Aygua, moderation, subtlety, civility. Search, discover, select with increased accuracy. Raise, monitor, always improve. Remember that the part of the Angels that blackens the cellars will leave behind a work of art: hard science, subjected to the judgment of enlightened amateurs and harsh judges.
The superiority of cognac on all Eau de Vie of the wine is due to its terroir. The Grand Champagne, of Campagnien limestone, gives an excellent, subtle, long and slow Eau de Vie to be made. The Eau de Vie of the Petites Champagne, with Campagnien limestone mixed with Santonian, more tender, are more floral than fruity, very fine, and resulting to faster aging. The borderies, with Santonian Limestone, give a round and typical violet Eau de Vie, ideal for the vine. Coating the first three wines finally, the beautiful wood, with the supply of rapidly ripe waters of life, provide the traditional cognacs.