Domaine D’Esperance 10 Year Bas-Armagnac
This XO bottling is produced from the baco 22A grape, though the estate grows other varietals. It is aged initially in new Gascon oak for one year and then transferred to used Gascon oak for the remainder of the aging process. The Armagnac is made from a blend of four different vintages with the youngest being 10 years old. As with all Domaine d’Esperance 10 Armagnac, it is made with no additives– no sugar, no boisé, and no caramel.
Grape- varieties: Baco 22 A and Folle-Blanche
Vinification: Traditional and natural vinification. The wine is very low in alcohol and is distilled quickly after the end of fermentation.
Distillation: With a continuous traditional still, at a low degree (52/54%). To retain most of the primary wine flavors.
Aging: Blend of vintages that have aged at first in new Gascon oak casks and then in older ones for at least 10 years. The casks are locally made in pedunculated Gascon oak. Their capacity is between 410 and 430 liters
The aroma of apples, cinnamon, and orange blossom honey.
Notes of caramel, vanilla, and nutmeg dominate the palate and give way to hints of jasmine, poached pears, and butterscotch.
A touch of sweet spices.