Gascony is the home region of the Armagnac AOC. It is divided in three regions, according to their soil compositions. The nature of the grounds produce specific aromas in the spirits.
- Haut Armagnac: calcareous soils for fruitiness.
- Bas Armagnac: sandy-clayey soils for the finest spirits.
- Ténarèze : clay-limestone soils for a strong character.
Some grape varieties are more suited for distillation. In addition, the Armagnac AOC allows the use of ten. The most commonly used are Ugni Blanc, Baco blanc, Colombard, and Folle Blanche. Jurançon blanc, Blanquette, Mauzac blanc and rosé, Clairette de Gascogne, Meslier Saint François and Plant de Graisse can also be used, but are much less cultivated.
Finally, we work with a little over twenty producers who deeply care for Gascon traditions.