PM Spirits VS Bas-Armagnac Brandy Overproof
About the Armagnac:
PM Spirits has teamed up with acclaimed producer Claire de Montesquiou of Domaine d'Espérance to craft an exclusive line of small-batch Armagnacs. Working together, the duo created a custom blend for an overproof VS offering at 52% ABV. As with every PM Spirits custom bottling, the label provides full
transparency to the contentsand creation of this one-of-a-kind bottle.
Still Type: 8 Plate Column (Armagnacaise) Proof at Distillation: 52%
Aged in 420L Gascony, Pedonculate Oak Barrels
Bottled in January 2019
600 Bottles | 52% ABV | No Additives | No Filtration
About the producer:
In 1990, Claire de Montesquiou returned to her family tradition of Armagnac distillation, one that began in 900 AD. She and her husband purchased the small Domaine d’ Esperance estate, located on a hillside of Gascony‘s renowned Bas-Armagnac area. Of the 30 hectares of vines, about 8 are dedicated to making Armagnac - growing Baco 22 A and Folle Blanche. The estate uses two small stills; one that is over 100 years old, the second belongs to a traveling-distiller, Pierre Michalovsky, who lends his still to the estate. Distillation is slow - about 4 casks of 420 liters every 24 hours. The estate distills for one week per year. Baco 22 A and Folle Blanche are distilled and aged separately. When the Armagnac needs to be proofed down, distilled water is added little by little, at least 6 month before bottling. The family uses local Gascon Oak casks, toasted to a “medium” level and produced about 15km from the estate, by one of the last independent coopers in the area. The estate uses two cellars - one dating back to the 17th century and a second built in 2003, which hold about 240 casks.