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This cellar, part of a wine-growing property in the Bas-Armagnac region, offers the possibility of resuming the traditional production activity with several hectares of vines (optional) and also represents an interesting investment due to the quantity and quality of its stock. Read more ...
The Armagnac region, in the very heart of Aquitaine, is west of Toulouse and south-east of Bordeaux. Wine has been made there for over 2000 years, and white wine has been distilled there since the Middle Ages.
Bas-Armagnac is the northernmost part of Armagnac. Its name comes from the fact that it is quite simply the lowest geographical area in Armagnac: 60 to 120 metres altitude as compared to 150 to 200 metres altitude for Haut-Armagnac. Bas-Armagnac spreads across county Gers and the county of Les Landes and is considered to be the region which produces the finest and most aromatic eau-de-vie spirits.
Armagnac is the oldest wine spirit in the world, as attested to in a document written by the monk Vital du Four in 1310. He describes an “eau ardente” – or pungent water, and praises its medicinal properties. Today, Armagnac is obtained by distilling white wine in a column still.
Indeed eau-de-vie has been made in Armagnac since the Middle Ages, however trade in spirits only started in an organised fashion in the early 18th century, with the development of commercial contacts with Dutch merchants. The Armagnac region is landlocked and never benefited from the extraordinary commercial development that Cognac enjoyed due to the navigability of the Charente river. As a result Armagnac remained an artisanal product which today endows it with its specific aura and its character.
In a magnificent setting, between vineyards and woods, this aging cellar also offers adjoining accommodation and a bottling area.
The accommodation consists on the garden level of a living room, a kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and a covered terrace with a traditional bread oven. Upstairs is another bedroom and a storage room. There is also a covered summer kitchen with barbecue.
The cellar itself covers an area of 160 m², it houses several rows of oak barrels containing Armagnac appellation spirits from vintages dating from 1968 until 2015. There are also several oak casks, stainless steel vats and canisters. The entire stock represents an equivalent of more than 110,000 bottles.
Between the cellar and the accommodation is a bottling room with all its equipment necessary for the task.
The entire property covers an area of 6000 m² including 600 m² of vines.
For those wishing to resume the wine-growing activity, several hectares of additional vines are available.
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