Bas, Armagnac, 40 Year Old, NV

  Gelas

Contains Sulphites.

About Gelas

The Gelas family can trace its roots back to 1246 but it really wasn’t until the middle of the 19th Century that the family name was tied to Gascony’s Armagnac trade when Baptiste Gelas established Maison Gelas and moved into the premises in Vic Fezensac, still occupied by the firm today. Over the intervening years the Gelas family has patiently produced its own house Armagnacs from estate grown grapes, as well as buying up production from small Domaines to be aged and bottled at the Gelas cellars. Over the years they have proved an excellent nose for top producers.

Four generations later, Philippe Gelas continues to maintain the business making and selling some of Bas-Armagnac and La Tanareze’s finest bottles. Philippe’s father Pierre took the revolutionary step to offer single Domaine Armagnacs at their natural alcoholic strength, without having been watered down to the classic 40% that Armagnac is traditionally offered at. Many of these rare ‘cask strength’ Armagnacs stretch back as far as 1962. For the first 50 years of their lives the distilled sprit lives in old oak barrels, after which they are transferred to demi-john until the time comes to be bottled.

Appellation: Armagnac

Armagnac is a unique style of French brandy created in the region of the same name. It is a grape based spirit with a 700 year old history, an artisanal product, crafted in small quantities, distilled in pure copper stills, and aged in oak barrels from the local Gascogny forests.

Grape Type: Ugni Blanc

Ugni Blanc is Trebbiano's French alter-ego. It is one of France's most widespread white grapes and it is also commonly found in South America. The grape plays an important role in the production of both Cognac and Armagnac.