Gold color with darker tints. Very fresh nose where the fruity flavors are dominant ; orange peel, prune. The second nose is spicy showing some matured flavors like vanilla and honey. On the palate, the tannins are round and complex for an Armagnac of this age. It's still very young (fruits, linden taste) but also mature and complex with a high quality of tannins. - Importer Note
Armagnac is France's oldest and finest brandy. Even to this day Armagnac remains a craft industry with small, artisanal producers using historic production methods and little or no advertising or international marketing. All Armagnac is produced in the Gascony region to the southeast of Bordeaux.
Loujan lies within the historical confines of the 'Grand Bas Armagnac ". The temperate oceanic climate delivers mild winters, rainy springs, hot summers and a sunny autumn. The retreating ocean, has left behind an acidic, light and rich alluvial 'tawny sand'. The Landes Forest is located close to the Bas-Armagnac vineyards, creating a natural barrier, thus, helping dramatically to regulate the temperature and rainfall. These climatic conditions and soil are a perfect match for producing fine brandy.
Loujan is traditionally distilled in a single continuous still known as , an Alambic Armagnacais. This process of heating the wine until it produces steam, capturing the rich, full bodied aromas in a pure and un altered fashion, then converting the steam to the final 'Eau de vie ", is exactly what sets Armagnac apart from other fine brandies.
All of the Lougan Bas Armagnac brandies have been blended together by the great Marc Darroze, of Francis Darroze.
- Importer Note
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