MARQUIS DE MONTESQUIOU ARMAGNAC
MARQUIS FINE ARMAGNAC
'700 YEARS OF GASCONY HISTORY'
Armagnac is the oldest French brandy. Already in 1310, the prior of Eauze, Cardinal Vital Dufour, extolled this "burning water", born from the distillation of wines from Gascony soils. The Montesquiou family has been firmly rooted in the soil of Gascony since 1040. It counts among its members the famous Gascony musketeer d'Artagnan, musketeer of the King of France. The bottle gourd-shaped, symbolic of the Montesquiou range, directly refers to this legacy. It is in Eauze, ancient medieval village, which are assembled since decades the subtle distillates Montesquiou House, from the most prestigious vineyards of Armagnac.
Marquis de Montesquiou Armagnac is made by using ancient mobile stills that used to travel from farm to farm, respecting the ancestral method. The wine is essentially distilled in Autumn while it is still fresh and full of powerful aromas. The spirit is put into new casks to encourage a powerful aromatic exchange with the French oak barrels from Gascony forests. The process is continued in much older casks to add subtlety and complexity to the eaux-de-vie. At La Maison Montesquiou the ageing cellar is called the Cathedral, as its dimensions and the silence prevailing there command respect.
Nose: Notes of pastry with a distinct freshness.
Palate: A rich roundness and richness with a spicy sensation that appears in a second time, providing freshness to the finish.
70cl - 40% abv