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The strength of elegance

History


Located in the heart of the Gers, since 1929, the Gimet distillery produce and select exceptionnal brandies from the best french terroirs. Armagnac is the oldest French brandy. It is produced in the South West of France, in the heart of Gascony. It is obtained through a distillation of white wine in an Armagnac still and aged for years in oak barrels before being released.

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Located in the heart of the Gers, since 1929, the Gimet distillery produce and select exceptionnal brandies from the best french terroirs.
Armagnac is the oldest French brandy. It is produced in the South West of France, in the heart of Gascony. It is obtained through a distillation of white wine in an Armagnac still and aged for years in oak barrels before being released.

The strength of elegance

Our Armagnac is aged in sweet wine cask which gives it smoothness and character.
In order to preserve its personality, no blends are being performed; it thus maintains its natural alcohol degree straight from the barrel. This brandy has not been chill filtrated and comes from a single barrel. Vintage available at request.

Elaboration


Armagnac, the oldest brandy of French wine, is made in the South West of French, in the heart of Gascony.

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    winemaking

    The white grapes are harvested in September, then vinified in a traditional way, without addition of sulfur.

    The wines obtained will have a fairly low alcohol content of 8% to 10% volume, and a high total acidity in order to keep them until distillation.

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    Distillation

    The distillation is carried out continuously in a still in the Armagnac region.

    At the end of the alembic, the brandy is colorless, its alcoholic strength can vary from 52% to 72% volume.

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    Aging

    The armagnac is aging for decades in "pieces": oak barrels of 400 liters mainly from the forests of Gascony or Limousin.

    Our Armagnac completes its pupil in oak barrels of great wines of 225l, which will bring roundness and complexity.

    In order to preserve its personality, no assembly has been made, it is therefore at its natural degree of exit of barrel. This eau-de-vie has not undergone any cold filtration and comes from a single barrel.

Soil


B - Le Bas-Armagnac

Bas-Armagnac, the western part to the west is hilly country. The vines grow on poor and acidic silica clayey soils sometimes mixed with Gossanous elements that color them, hence the name 'tawny sands'.
This area produces light, fruity, delicate and highly regarded brandies.

T - L’Armagnac-Ténarèze

Armagnac Ténarèze, in the center part, is a transition zone. There are fine siliceous soil called Boulbènes, clay-limestone soil called Terreforts and calcareous clay. The eaux-de-vie are generally full-bodied.

H - Le Haut-Armagnac

Haut Armagnac, in the southern and eastern part, is very extensive. The hills are made up of limestone and clay-limestone soils, valleys are sometimes covered with Boulbènes. A few plots of vine are to be found here and there.