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Words from Armagnac: Maître de chai [mɛtʀ d ʃɛ])

Words from Armagnac: Maître de chai [mɛtʀ d ʃɛ])

A skilled craftsman, the cellar master beguiles and exudes an aura of mystery around him.  Though however captivating the idea of the silhouette in the shade of the barrels, the reality is far from this storybook image and doesn’t say enough about the responsibility of the one that brings Armagnac to its ultimate maturity.

Words from Armagnac: Pièce [ pjɛs ]

Words from Armagnac: Pièce [ pjɛs ]

Piece of theatre, piece of cake or even pièce de résistance, the pièce we are talking about however, is fashioned specially in wood for ageing Armagnac! Whether it is a barrel, tun or cask, it is in this that the eau-de-vie combines with the wood and takes on the aromatic elements that will mark its memory.

Words from Armagnac: Chai

Words from Armagnac: Chai

It is here that the magic takes place; where the cellar master creates his masterpieces. Both a place of work but also a ‘sacred temple’, the cellar contains the secrets of Armagnac. Its raw and authentic atmosphere gives the impression of time standing still.