- Suggested retail price: $449
- Thursday, February 16 (for as long as it lasts), we're pouring one ounce for $14
The Rozès family has been distilling Armagnac for four generations. Their Domaine d’Auresan is a 5 hectare estate with southwest facing vineyards situated on chalky, clay soil. The latest generation, headed by sisters Sophie and Caroline, are moving the domaine to organic and biodynamic viticulture.
Trying to achieve the purest spirit possible, the fermentation is done with natural yeast. No sulphur is used. The brandies are aged in local Gascon wood casks, that are made from trees that grow on the estate. They are then bottled according to their “Triple Zero” philosophy – no sugar, no coloring, no water. This is quite uncommon in spirits anywhere!
Armagnac from the region of Ténarèze are known for their richness and expressions of dried fruits – figs, dates – and sweet spice. The unadulterated brandies bottled by d’Aurensan express this terroir in a way more commercial bottlings never can.
Next week in The Spirits Project
Monymusk 10 Year 'Raw Cask' Rum 2004