Armagnac (Region)

  • Sit right in the heart of Gascony, a spectacular part of the country - a land forgotten by time - and it’s quite rural
  • Highly agricultural lands and lots of rolling hills
  • Three appellations for Armagnac: Bas-Armagnac, Haut-Armagnac, and Ténarèze
  • Only 12000 hectares of land is planted to vines (versus Cognac’s 80000 hectares)
  • Armagnac is the oldest known eau-de-vie in France. Records show first evidence of distillation in the region more than 700 years ago.
  • Armagnac distills using a column still (versus Cognac’s pot still)
  • Food: magret de canard, duck confit, foie gras, cassoulet, cepes, black truffles, duck fat (over butter or olive oil), local bold red wines, dessert white wines
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