After half a century in oak, the nose is one of creamy richness, power and harmony with wood, raisins and vanilla and hints of cedar. Fat, yet somehow elegant in the mouth, and exhibiting flavours of fruitcake and mocha. A very long and well developed finish, maintaining a balance between the undertones of oaky structure and fruit.
The Story of Baron de Sigognac
The Guasch family have been in Gascony since the 12th century. They have owned the château at Bordeneuve since 1974. They are one of the region’s largest courtier and negociant operations. Today, the father-
Bordeneuve has 60 hectares dedicated to vineyards ; 75 % are planted with ugni blanc and the rest with baco. The vineyards are superbly situated on very fine clay-
Great terroir, fresh and naturally vinified wines: even before distillation, is the base product at Sigognac.
Scarce in this profession, the harvest of each parcel is preserved, vinified and distilled separately.
The Baron de Sigognac distillery is a traditional one located on the north wing of the main cellar, an old imposing building in the very heart of the vineyard.
There is one short column still at the domaine (almost 100 years old), which produces up to 50–60 casks of new spirit annually. The wine is distilled on its lees, and drawn off at 55–58 %, depending on the harvest. Distillation is continuous through day and night and manually controlled to account for temperature and humidity changes.
On leaving the alembic still, the eau-
It is then transferred to older barrels in order that the tannins may mature slowly and therefore bring these special aromas both delicate and powerful.
Armagnac is produced in Gascony, France, located in the south-
Whilst very similar to Cognac, Armagnac differs due to the difference in distillation. Armagnac is distilled only once in a continuous copper still whilst Cognac is double-