Castarède Armagnac is produced at Château de Maniban in Bas Armagnac, located in the west part of the appellation. Regarded as the top armagnac cru, the area produces light, fruity, delicate and highly reputed eaux-de-vie.
|Aroma||Crystallised lemon and orange peel with a hint of vanilla and oak.|
|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||Well balanced with a light shade of vanilla. Dusty oak and earthy notes follow citrus and caramel.|
|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|