DOMAINE D’ESPERANCE 10 YEAR BAS-ARMAGNAC
The “10 year old” (XO) – Bas armagnac AOC
Blend of at least 4 different vintages, the youngest of which has aged at least 10 years in barrels made of Gascon pedunculated oak. It has a beautiful copper colour, a wide range of aromas (prune, orange, vanilla) and a big complexity in mouth.
Grape- varieties: Baco 22 A and Folle-Blanche
Vinification: Traditional and natural vinification. The wine is very low in alcool 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 wines flavours.
Aging: Blend of vintages which 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 pedonculated Gascon oak. Their capacity is between 410 and 430 liters