Château de Castex

Armagnac 1959 Château de Castex

Récolte 1959, Baron de Saint-Pastou, Bas-Armagnac, Bottle no. 566 of 595

Provenance: Toulouse, 7/10/1999

Armagnac 1959 Château de Castex (5902)

Cet Armagnac de qualité exceptionelle élevé et mis en bouteille au Château a été sélectionné par les chais Gélas et Fils à Vic-Fezensac pour la distribution de 595 Bouteilles de 0,70 l. Cette Bouteille porte le no. 00566

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Size 70 cl
Vintage 1959
Alcohol 42.0 %
Classification Récolte
Fill level High shoulder
Region Bas-Armagnac
Shape Cognaçaise

Armagnac

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 de Castex

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Château de Castex

Old Liquors, 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.

Old Liquors, Château de Castex, distillery

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.

Vintage

Old Liquors, Château de Castex, bottle

The Armagnacs from Château de Castex are all vintage, never sold before fifteen years of age and bottled when ordering.