One of the most important collections of Armagnac vintages is owned by the Castarède family; the oldest dates from 1893. Their Armagnacs have the appearance of liquid gold with touches of topaz, sienna and orange highlights.
|Aroma||Complex aromas of dried fig, eucalyptus and blond tobacco.|
|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||Rich flavours of dried fruits, prune, grape, orange bark and almond with a finish of white chocolate.|
|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|