Castarède was recently awarded the title 'Living Heritage Company', a testament to the quality of their product and French 'savoir-faire'. Their Armagnacs are wonderful at any time of the day but the 1974 makes a particularly fine 'digestif'.
|Aroma||Very fruity bouquet with lively orange aromas and touches of perfume.|
|Ageing||All Castarede armagnacs are well aged in oak casks. The cellars are next to the Baise river ensuring that they are always damp.|
|Distillation||Single distillation at around 58 – 60 degrees. This provides more complex aromas and taste|
|Flavour||Light, elegant, refreshing fruity flavours with an interesting, long spicy finish|
|Grape Variety||Mainly Colombard.|
|Reduction and Strength||Limited reduction with distilled water|
|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|