Armagnac 1957 Château de Castex
Baron de Saint-Pastou, Bas-Armagnac
Provenance: Drouot-R, 4/26/1999
Ce vieil Armagnac de grande classe a été élevé en fûts de chêne du pays au coeur de l'Armagnac Noir, au Château de Castex d'Armagnac. C'est là que notre famille, depuis des générations distille, avec notre alambic, les vins du Domaine.
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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Château de Castex
For over 200 years, in the same family, the Château de Castex d'Armagnac, located in the heart of Bas-Armagnac, has produced white wines made from the Ugni Blanc, Baco, and Colombard grape varieties.
These wines are distilled according to the Armagnac tradition, on continuous fire, in a single passage in the SIER still attached to the property since the XIX th century.
The Armagnacs from Château de Castex are all vintage, never sold before fifteen years of age and bottled when ordering.