Armagnac must be matured in oak barrels. Oak barrels are permeable and they absorb a significant amount of liquid over time. As much as 5% of the volume of the new spirit we put into a cask will be quickly absorbed into the thirsty wood when it is initially filled – but it does not stop there.
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ROXANE is a clear unaged armagnac distilled from white wine grapes, a white spirit full of fruit and freshness. Never compromised by barrels, she is the true essence of armagnac. After distillation is vatted in inert containers allowing the spirit to retain its sharp, spunky edge. Clean with a bold, muscular character, it is the preferred for mixologists as it is a versatile base for cocktails
In French, terroirs reflect what realtors call location – the complex interaction of soil, climate, topography, and other factors that make each grape-producing region (and often each single vineyard) – unique.
In Armagnac there are three Terroirs that constitute a vineyard in the form of a vine leaf representing 15 000 hectares of vines, of which today, 4200 hectares are identified exclusively for the production of Armagnac: