Ten grape varieties for armagnac
Armagnac eau-de-vie has a great particularity, that of having around ten grape varieties that fall within its appellation decree. To the four majors (ugni blanc, baco, colombard and Folle Blanche), it is worth mentioning six others. Ugni Blanc is the distillation grape variety par excellence. It guarantees fine eaux-de-vie of good quality. It is found in all the terroirs of the appellation. The Folle Blanche, for its part, is undoubtedly the best known and the most emblematic. A historic grape variety of armagnac, it was the most widespread before the phylloxera crisis in 1878. Folle blanche produces fine, very floral and particularly elegant eaux-de-vie.