Labiette Castille VS Bas Armagnac
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  • soft
  • blossom
  • marmalade
  • pear
  • honey
  • creamy
  • vanilla
  • apple
  • smooth

Labiette Castille

VS Bas Armagnac (0.75l, 40%)

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A fruity Armagnac from one of the most prestigious terroirs

Labiette Castille Bas Armagnacs are produced on one of the most renowned single estates in the Bas Armagnac region and they’ve won over 200 awards in the last 30 years. The estate was first founded in 1898 by a powerful French statesman. In 1974, it was acquired by the Lesgourgues family that produces the revered Armagnacs to this day.

Now, why is the 260-acres estate one of the most prestigious terroirs of the Armagnac AOC? It’s located right at the feet of the Pyrenees Mountains and it’s a mix of fawn-colored sands and clay. The vineyards grow all 4 traditional grapes - Ugni Blanc, Baco, Colombard and Folle Blanche - which is a rare practice today. The Lesgourgues family also makes sure the vineyard stays low yield and sustainable; a flock of 600 friendly sheep kindly takes care of organic fertilizing. A nearby oak forest provides wood for their casks. Oh, and the horse-riding figure on the label? It’s a tribute to the famous Musketeer of King Louis XIV of France, D'Artagnan, who was born in nearby Sorbets and was known for his bravery.

Labiette Castille Bas Armagnac VS is a well-balanced blend of 15 Brandies, each aged from 3-5 years. Crafted from mainly Ugni-Blanc and Folle Blanche grapes as well as Baco and Colombard, the wines are distilled separately in traditional Alambic column stills. The eaux-de-vie are then separated by grape varieties and vintage years to be aged in Gascony oak casks. This enables the Cellar Master François Lasportes to blend a fruity and floral Armagnac of the highest quality.

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Appearance / Color
Orange

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Soft and round with orange blossom, orange jam, hyacinth, pear, and honey.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Soft and creamy with vanilla, baked apples, and ripe fruit.

Finish
Smooth and refined.

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  • soft
  • blossom
  • marmalade
  • pear
  • honey
  • creamy
  • vanilla
  • apple
  • smooth
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
To delve even deeper with Cognac and Armagnac, they live about 180 miles apart, so they're practically neighbours. Cognac is mostly made from one sort of grape, while Armagnac loves variety. The most interesting difference is their PR: Armagnac is one of the oldest Spirits on the planet and it was rarely exported. Cognac, on the other hand, was the export blockbuster with good marketing. It even had Napoleon III as its poster boy, who made sure Cognac was sold in every medieval supermarket.
If we’re calling dibs on who gets first-born privileges, Armagnac edges out Cognac. The Spirit is the oldest type of Brandy in France, with documented distillation dating back to the early 15th century.
The best way to enjoy a Calvados or Cognac is in a balloon-shaped snifter. Armagnac? Try a Champagne flute or a tulip-style glass instead.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
To delve even deeper with Cognac and Armagnac, they live about 180 miles apart, so they're practically neighbours. Cognac is mostly made from one sort of grape, while Armagnac loves variety. The most interesting difference is their PR: Armagnac is one of the oldest Spirits on the planet and it was rarely exported. Cognac, on the other hand, was the export blockbuster with good marketing. It even had Napoleon III as its poster boy, who made sure Cognac was sold in every medieval supermarket.
If we’re calling dibs on who gets first-born privileges, Armagnac edges out Cognac. The Spirit is the oldest type of Brandy in France, with documented distillation dating back to the early 15th century.
The best way to enjoy a Calvados or Cognac is in a balloon-shaped snifter. Armagnac? Try a Champagne flute or a tulip-style glass instead.
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