Region:   Armagnac, France

Color:   Dark amber

Aroma:   Pain d’épices, brioche, caramel and truffles

Tasting Notes:   Figs, dates, apricots along with roasted notes of tobacco, coffee and smoke

Food Pairings:  Dessert canapés and chocolates

Grape Variety:   Bacco, Folle Blanche and Colombard.

Alcohol Level:   44.6%

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.

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