Chateau de Pellehaut
Blanche d'Armagnac, Chateau de Pellehaut
- Unaged brandy distilled by Château de Pellehaut in Monteal-du-Gers in the Ténarèze appellation of the Armagnac region
- Distilled from 100% Folle Blanche on a traveling, wood-fired alambic Armagnacais (short column still)
- Rested for at least 3 months before bottling (according to the stipulations of the AOC) and reduced to proof with petits eaux (a mixture of distilled water and alcohol)
- An extremely expressive nose displays honeysuckle, purple flower, and pastry crust. Peppermint and lemon zest on the palate diminish to a lingering finish of brûléed sugar.
- 44% ABV
Traditionally chilled and enjoyed as a palate cleanser between fish and meat courses (known in France as a “Trou Gascon”) this blithe brandy is an intriguing replacement for pisco in cocktails.
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Distilled from 100% Folle Blanche, this unaged Armagnac is oily in texture, extremely fruity, with a slightly sweet finish. Useful in exploring new directions for brandy- and pisco-based cocktails, or chilled as a palate cleanser between fish and meat courses, known in France as a “Trou Gascon.” 44% ABV