Vintage Armagnac 2003 'Folle Blanche'
Vintage Armagnac, 2003, 'Folle Blanche', Domaine de Ravignan
Domaine Ravignan is one of the most classic and beautiful châteaus in all of Gascony! The estate is managed by Jean-Henry d’Orglandes, his charismatic son, Josselin, Josselin’s wife, Christine, and her brother, Baron Louis de Ravignan. The chai stands between the impressive château and a 16th century church. It has recently been expanded to house nearly 300 barrels. The area is cool and well-ventilated which helps promote oxidation. Barrels are racked once a year and monitored frequently, with countless decades of history caked into the chai walls. Distillation at a low degree ensures plentiful fruit, new oak gives wonderful structure, and long aging ensures a natural concentration of flavors, proving why Ravignan garners tremendous respect within the Armagnac region.