The Castarède family has managed this Armagnac house for 6 generations. This 1979 vintage is a well balanced armagnac, typical of the Castarède house style.
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|Aroma||Delicate perfumed aromas.|
|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||Long and rich on the palate with flavours of peach, prune and vanilla|
|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|