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Château de Gensac

Chateau de Gensac is situated in the Gascony region of France, an area celebrated for its rich history of producing armagnacs, wines, and other spirits. Within this verdant terrain, Chateau de Gensac crafts Armagnacs that truly capture the essence of the land and the longstanding traditions associated with this distinguished spirit.

Armagnac, the oldest distilled spirit in France, differs from its relative Cognac due to its production methods and the region of origin. Chateau de Gensac's Armagnacs are a testament to this heritage. Employing the traditional method of distillation, the spirit is distilled once using a continuous still, as opposed to the double distillation commonly used for Cognac. This method preserves more of the grape's character, leading to a robust and flavourful spirit.

Chateau de Gensac meticulously selects grape varieties that thrive in the region's sandy and clayey soils. These varietals, such as Ugni Blanc, Baco, and Folle Blanche, are integral in producing the rich and complex flavour profiles characteristic of Chateau de Gensac's Armagnacs. Each variety contributes its own unique notes, from fruity and floral to spicy and woody, creating a layered and multifaceted spirit.

After distillation, the Armagnac is aged in local black oak barrels. The interaction between the spirit and the wood over time imparts depth, colour, and additional flavours to the Armagnac. Chateau de Gensac offers a range of vintages, allowing enthusiasts to experience the nuances that different years and ageing durations bring to the table.

In summary, Chateau de Gensac stands as a beacon of Armagnac production in Gascony, offering spirits that are both a nod to the past and a celebration of the present. For those seeking an authentic taste of the region, their Armagnacs undoubtedly provide a rich and flavourful journey.

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