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  • BERNARD MARTY LANGUEDOC
    ~ Liquor ~ ~ Mandarin ~ -
  • DOMAINE DE SAOUBIS SUD-OUEST
    ~ Armagnac ~ ~ Folle Blanche, Baco ~ VSOP = Very Superior Old Pale (aging of different armagnacs, the youngest of which is at least 4 years old), but here the youngest of the brandies is more than 7 years old. Distilled in November 2010 and bottled in January 2018. On a sandy-clay soil (the 'boulbène' in Gascony), Baco is one of the four main varieties of Armagnac (35% of the surface) known for its resistance, it is also the only hybrid of the appellation; created by François Baco (Landes schoolteacher) in 1898 to fight against phylloxera. A cross of Folly Blanche and American Noah, Baco appreciates the sandy and clay-siliceous soils of the terroir and gives rounded eaux-de-vie suitable for aging. The grape juices are fermented in wine with natural yeasts and not sulphited, then quickly distilled with an Armagnac still (continuous column still) which works over a wood fire. Given the lower yields, the wines are richer and once distilled give a living eau-de-vie, fresh and floral. No added sugar or colouring. Amber natural colour, very frank with a pastry nose and touches of vanilla and dried fruit. Very gentle, persistent flavours.
  • DOMAINE DE SAOUBIS SUD-OUEST
    ~ Armagnac ~ ~ 100% Folle Blanche ~ XO = Extra Old (aging of different armagnacs, the youngest of which is at least 6 years old), but here the youngest of the brandies is more than 10 years old. Distilled in November 2006 and bottled in August 2017. Terroir clay-sandy (the 'boulbène' in Gascogne) of Armagnac. Folle Blanche is a grape variety from western France. If it was for two and a half centuries the main grape variety of Cognac and Armagnac, the arrival of phylloxera annihilates these vineyards and the graft makes it more sensitive to diseases. This grape gives yet much finer eaux-de-vie with aromatic nose. The grape juices are fermented in wine with natural yeasts and not sulphited, then quickly distilled with an Armagnac still (continuous column still) which works over a wood fire. The lower yields, the wines are richer and once distilled give a living eau-de-vie, fresh and floral. No added sugar or colouring. Natural amber colour more tawny, aromatic palette enriched with candied orange, prune and touches of tobacco. Balanced and soft, vanilla gingerbread and dried fruits. Nice persistence.
  • DOMAINE DE SAOUBIS SUD-OUEST
    ~ Armagnac ~ ~ 100% Folle Blanche ~ ‘Hors d’Âge’ (aging of different armagnacs, the youngest of which is at least 10 years old), but here the youngest of the brandies is more than 12 years old. Distilled in November 2004 and bottled in January 2017. 50 year old vines in biodynamics on a sandy-clay soil (the 'boulbène' in Gascogne). Folle Blanche is a grape variety from western France. If it was for two and a half centuries the main grape variety of Cognac and Armagnac, the arrival of phylloxera annihilates these vineyards and the graft makes it more sensitive to diseases. This grape gives yet much finer eaux-de-vie with aromatic nose. The grape juices are fermented in wine with natural yeasts and not sulphited, then quickly distilled with an Armagnac still (continuous column still) which works over a wood fire. Given the lower yields, the wines are richer and once distilled give a living eau-de-vie, fresh and floral. No added sugar or coloring Amber natural color, we find the aromas of Armagnac with a palette of candied fruits (prune, apricot, orange peel) associated with woody aromas completely melted. Shades on rancio, balance and length.
  • BERNARD MARTY LANGUEDOC
    ~ Eau-de-Vie ~ (Spirit) -