Region: Armagnac, France
Color: Amber and Orange
Aroma: Green apple, Magnolia and toasted oak
Tasting Notes: Rancio, dried fruits, almonds and spices (pepper, curry) that are supported by a refreshing salinity.
Food Pairings: Dessert canapés and chocolates
Grape Variety: Bacco, Folle Blanche and Colombard.
Alcohol Level: 45.4%
Distillation: Following distillation, the the white spirit ages in 400-liter new-oak coopered primarily from the forest of Limousin. Once the spirit and the wood have harmonized, generally after 18-24 months, the brandy is transferred to older barrels for slower maturation
Notes/Facts: De Luze grows 6.5 acres each of Baco, Folle Blanche, and Colombard—the same proportion used by his parents, guaranteeing consistency across the generations. Unusual among the Armagnaçais, he doesn’t reduce his brandies with water.