Duc Moisans Millésime 2001: a Vintage for the 21st Century
The Armagnac Duc Moisans Millésime 2001 is a vintage Armagnac made from grapes harvested in autumn of 2001. It has been aged in fine-grained oak barrels for several years, developing a rich structure to complement the floral aromas of the eaux-de-vie. Single harvest Armagnacs such as this represent beautiful snapshots of the past, giving a glimpse into the individual characteristics created by variations in rainfall, cloud cover and temperature.
Armagnac is a grape brandy produced in the Gascony region of south-west France, between the Adour and Garonne rivers in the foothills of the Pyrenees, as it has been since at least the 15th century. The terroir here is a mixture of sand and clay, spread across rolling hills drenched in sunshine during the long summer - resulting in dark, rich and rustic eaux-de-vie with concentrated aromas. Traditionally produced using wines made from Colombard, Baco Blanc, Folle Blanche and Ugni Blanc grapes, Armagnac is distilled in column stills rather than pot stills, and distilled only once. The resulting spirit is generally of a low ABV - as low as 52% - and is then aged in oak barrels before being bottled.
Presentation of the Bottle
The tall, classic bottle features an elegant label with the vintage prominently displayed. Each bottle is individually numbered and comes sealed with red wax. A simple wooden box completes the package. This release makes an excellent gift, perfect for commemorating a birthday or anniversary.
How to Serve
We recommend serving this elegant vintage Armagnac with fruity desserts such as tarte tatin, or even a lemon cheesecake. Serve in tulip glasses, and allow the spirit to rest for up to a minute to let the aromas concentrate, expressing the full flavors of this single harvest.