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The ARMAGNACS

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​In the opinion of experts the cellars of the Domaine d'Espérance combine all the ideal conditions for an exceptional maturing of its spirits.

> AOC Bas Armagnac for the ARMAGNAC:  

  • The «5 year old » (VSOP), blend of 4 or 5 armagnacs which have aged in oak casks for more than 5 years.

  • The «10 year old » (XO), blend of 4 or 5 armagnacs which have aged in oak casks for more than  10 years.

  • The « 20 year old », blend of 4 or 5 armagnacs which have aged in oak casks for more than 20 years

  • A range of single vintage armagnacs aging in our cellars 1990 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1998 -1999 - 2001- 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005

  • The Treasures of d’Artagnan : Old vintages collection : older vintages discovered at neighbours.

AOC Blanche Armagnac "COBRAFIRE 52,2%"

  • White armagnac with no oak

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"5 years old (VSOP)
Bas armagnac AOC

Blend of different vintages of armagnac which have aged in oak casks for more than 5 years.

Blend of 3, 4 or 5 different complementary vintages. This blend is easy to drink and reveals fruity aromas, backed up by oak flavours.

Grape-variety : Baco 22 A and Folle-Blanche

Vinification: Traditionnal and natural vinification. The wine is very low in alcool and is distilled quickly after the end of fermentation.

Distillation: With a continuous traditional still, at a low degree (52/54%). To retain most of the wines’ flavours.

Aging: Blend of armagnacs which have aged for a minimum of 5 years in new casks at first and then in older ones. The casks are made out of Gascon pedonculated oak (410/430 liters)

Alcool: 40%vol 

Tasting:
As an apéritif: To sip with ice or fizzy water, another way of tasting young armagnacs. Also in blends for cocktails in association with mandarin, lemon, hibiscus juice …etc

After a meal: To sip slowly, warming up your glass in your hand to sniff the aromas of this beautiful young fiery spirit.

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The "10 year old" (XO) - Bas armagnac AOC
Ranked #1 Top Spirits 2018

The "10 year old" (XO) - Bas armagnac AOC

Blend of at least 4 different vintages, the youngest of which has aged at least 10 years in barrels made of Gascon pedunculated oak. It has a beautiful copper colour, a wide range of aromas (prune, orange, vanilla) and a big complexity in mouth.

Grape- varieties: Baco 22 A and Folle-Blanche

Vinification: Traditional and natural vinification. The wine is very low in alcool and is distilled quickly after the end of fermentation.

Distillation: With a continuous traditional still, at a low degree (52/54%). To retain most of the primary wines flavours. 

Aging: Blend of vintages which have aged at first in new Gascon oak casks and then in older ones for at least 10 years.  The casks are locally made in pedonculated Gascon oak. Their capacity is between 410 and 430 liters 

Alcool: 40%vol 

Tasting:
After a meal : drink slowly while warming up your glass in your hand, so you can appreciate all the aromas of this superb spirit. Slowly one gets a wide range of aromas with powerful pastry notes and a high fineness.

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"18 years old" - Bas Armagnac AOC

The "18 year old"- Bas armagnac AOC

Blend of at least 4 vintages, the youngest of which has aged at least 18 years in barrels of Gascon pedonculated oak.

It possesses a beautiful copper colour, a wide range of aromas (prune, orange, vanilla) and a big complexity in mouth

Grape variety: Baco 22 A  

Vinification: Traditional and natural vinification. The wine is very low in alcool and is distilled quickly after the end of fermentation.

Distillation: With a continuous traditional still, at a low degree (52/54%). To retain most of the primary wines flavours. 

Aging: Blend of vintages which have aged at first in new Gascon oak casks and then in older ones for at least 18 years.  The casks are locally made in pedonculated Gascon oak. Their capacity is between 410 and 430 liters.

Alcool: 43%vol 

Tasting:
After a meal : drink slowly while warming up your glass in your hand, so you can appreciate all the aromas of this superb spirit.  A wide range of aromas with powerful pastry notes and of a big fineness will slowly come out. The “rancio” appears at the end of mouth.

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le "Trentième" d'Espérance - Bas Armagnac AOC

SINGLE ASSEMBLY

Blend of the first 30 years in Espérance from 49 barrels of Folle-Blanche and Baco from 1990 to 2020. Nose of orange very typical of Espérance, vivacity of the young armagnacs leaving guess the fat of the Baco of the 90s and the floral notes of the Folle-Blanche of the 2000s.

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Les Millésimes d'Espérance - 1990 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1997- 1998 -1999 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 -2007

Each vintage has its own personality, its own style. Usually dry fruits or oranges or prunes.

The same for its strenght, its complexity, its lightness….each vintage is different.

Grape varieties:  Either Baco 22 A, or Folle blanche.

Vinification: Traditional and natural vinification. The wine is very low in alcool and is distilled quickly after the end of fermentation.

Distillation: With a continuous traditional still, at a low degree (52/54%), to retain most of the wines’ flavours. Each grape-variety is distilled separately.

Aging

The brandy is poured at first into a new barrel, then into an older one.  It can become a vintage after 10 years of aging in casks. The casks (410-430 liters) are made out of Gascon pedonculated oak. The year of vintage corresponds to the year of distillation; the date of the bottling is mentioned on the back label. Armagnac will not age anymore in bottles.

At Domaine d’Espérance, we choose only the exceptional casks to sell them under their vintage year and with the number of the barrel on the back-label. They will be at their natural strength (angels’ share), no sweetener or small waters will be added.

Alcool: from 43% to 49% depending on the vintage. 

Tasting:

After a meal: drink slowly, warming up your glass in your hand to sniff and appreciate slowly all the aromas.

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Les Trésors of d'Artagnan

The " Trésors of d'Artagnan"

For older vintage amateurs, Domaine d'Espérance offers the Treasures of d'Artagnan’s collection. Each time Claire de Montesquiou finds in Gascony an interesting old armagnac, she adds it to the Treasures of d’Artagnan.

For this collection, Claire de Montesquiou, helped by the oenologist of the domain, selected old spirits in Bas- Armagnac. These rare Armagnacs express all the quintessence of the appellation.

Alcool: from 40% to 48% depending of the vintage. 

Tasting:

After a meal: drink slowly while warming up your glass in your hand, so you can appreciate all the aromas of these superb old spirits.

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COBRAFIRE 52,2%
Blanche Armagnac d'Espérance
AOC Blanche Armagnac

The Blanche Armagnac is a new AOC: it is an armagnac just distilled which has not been poured in oak barrels. At Domaine d’Espérance, it is a blend of Folle Blanche and Baco.

NEW COBRAFIRE 52,2%
COBRAFIRE is a brandy of the year not spent in oak barrels. At the Domaine d'Espérance, it is a blend of Folle Blanche and Baco.

Vinification:
At low temperature, very careful; the wine is distilled very quickly after the end of fermentation

Distillation: With a traditional Armagnac still, continuously and at low degrees (52/54%): in order to preserve a maximum of aromas of the wine.

No aging; Armagnac white, vintage, not past oak.

It is drunk as a fruit brandy (Alsace brandy type) or hit like vodka.

Tasting: A must for cocktails!
It goes wonderfully with smoked salmon, eels and cold cuts.

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