The ﬁrst origins of Baron de Sainte-Fauste go back to the reign of Henri IV when the king knighted Jean de Sainte-Fauste with the status, Baron de Sainte-Fauste, for services to the crown. Through time, the notoriety of the Sainte-Fauste family became worldwide, partly thanks to its famous coat of arms; a golden lion on a royal blue background, but principally thanks to its production of eau-de-vie, which, over time, became recognised for sublime quality Armagnac.
|Aroma||A lovely, fresh nose showing aromas of dried fruits, candied oranges and subtle hints of rancio.|
|Distillation||Distillation is with an Armagnac type copper alembic still at around 60 - 62 degrees. The wines are distilled soon after the harvest in order to keep residual tiny lees in suspension|
|Flavour||Fine and round in the mouth with flavours of Corinthian grapes, cinnamon and honey a superb finale of candied fruits and light wood.|
|Grape Variety||Mainly Ugni Blanc but a proportion of Baco is also used|
|Reduction and Strength||Gradual barrel reduction.|
|Viticulture||The climate is soft and humid with sunny autumns and the soil is made of siliceous clay which is poor in lime, giving Bas Armagnacs a lightness and fragrance with subtle tastes|