The history of the 1970 Armagnac Brandy wine. King of France Henri IV was in love with the Béarn region for his favorite hobby: hunting. And then he crossed through the historical village of Bas Armagnac « Labastide d’Armagnac » (8km away from Domaine de Papolle) where he tasted the local elixir, which he brought back to the royal table for his guests. Since then, the Armagnac is called “King’s eau de vie”.
The Soil. The Armagnac land is composed of 3 different “terroirs” (soils): the Haut Armagnac, the Ténarèze & the Bas Armagnac. Each one is characterized by a very specific soil which gives different style to the eau de vie.
The Bas Armagnac inherits the best reputation for its terroir made up of fawn sand (sand and silt) producing fine and fruity Armagnac, able to very old ageing. The Bas Armagnac inherits the best reputation for its terroir made up of fawn sand (sand and silt) producing fine and fruity Armagnac, able to very old ageing. We could even assert that the canton of Cazaubon, where the Domaine de Papolle is located can be named as the “Great Bas Armagnac” due to its particularly acid grounds. This factor is essential for the elaboration’s success of the Armagnac.
The grapes. Bas 1950 Armagnacs are exclusively elaborated from the grapes Baco, Folle Blanche and UgniBlanc made out of the distillation of the wines from the estate of Papolle. The grapes are vinified, distilled and aged in the respect of the Armagnac traditions.
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