Chateau d'Esperance, Bas-Armagnac, 5 years, box, 700 ml
This young Armagnac has a bright, bold taste with grape and vanilla undertones. However, he clearly is much more refined and elegant than other Armagnac his age.
Interesting aromatic bouquet of Armagnac reveals notes of vanilla and grapes.
Perfect as an aperitif with the addition of water or ice. It is also used as a component of cocktails.
It has long been Armagnac known as the oldest in France, strong drink, made from the grape spirits. The first documented mention of it relates to 1411. Drink even credited with medicinal properties, which skillfully used the local healers, appoint a small dose of Armagnac as medicine. The birthplace of the drink - the legendary, sung by Alexander Dumas, a historical region of France - Gascony.
The owner of the estate Domaine d'Esperance - Earl Jean-Louis de Montesquieu - is a direct descendant of the Duke de Montesquiou d'Artagnan, who was marshal of King Louis XIV, who became the prototype of the musketeer D'Artagnan. Chateau d'Esperance has 40 hectares of vineyards located in the heart of the Bas-Armagnac. Winemaking craft runs spouse Comte de Montesquiou - Claire de Montesquiou d'Artagnan. It was she who decides how long will ripen alcohols in new barrels until they are returned to the old. In short, all the important decisions remain with her. And she copes with this task brilliantly, because no wonder her drinks were chosen by Air France as a drink for passengers Class I!
In 2012, wine and Armagnac from Domaine d'Esperance are popular in France and far beyond its borders.