Built in 1540, Château de Briat first served as the hunting manor for Henri IV, King of France. Here, Stephane de Luze distills Colombard, Baco, and Folle Blanche, allowing his Armagnac to rest in the estate’s historic chai with little intervention, creating accessible yet contemplative spirits.
In 2007, Domaine Boingnères celebrated its 200th anniversary. Located in the small commune of Le Frêche, the area has perhaps the best growing soil of the Bas-Armagnac. Proprietor Martine Lafitte is a strict traditionalist and releases all Boingnère's Armagnac at cask strength.
Domaine Ravignan features one of the most beautiful châteaus in all of Gascony. Armagnac distilled at a low degree ensures plentiful fruit, new oak gives wonderful structure, and long aging ensures a natural concentration of flavors, proving why Ravignan is so respected within the region.