Terroir - Haut -Armagnac

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Small production, large territory

Haut-Armagnac, which is also called "white armagnac" because of its limestone rocks reflecting natural sunlight, is located in the east of the Gers department and on a small part of Lot-et-Garonne. It is well identified around Lectoure, Roquelaure and further south of the Gers at Bassoues. It takes its name from its higher altitude than Bas-Armagnac (between 150 and 200 meters above sea level).

Today, it represents only around 1% of the areas identified for Armagnac production and includes around ten Armagnac Houses. Paradoxically, Haut-Armagnac has the largest area of ​​the 3 appellations.

An atypical name

The low production of this region is the consequence of a massive uprooting of the vines at the end of the 19th century linked to contamination of the vineyard by phylloxera. It was during this period that cereal cultivation developed on the territory to the detriment of the vine. The confidentiality of this region makes it an atypical appellation, very popular with connoisseurs and lovers of Armagnac. The soils, essentially limestone, produce floral and light eaux-de-vie.

Our Haut-Armagnac Armagnacs

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