Armagnac is one of three “Appellation contrôlée” French brandies. The other two are Cognac and Calvados. Armagnac is the oldest one, and the most ancient spirit in France and probably in the world. Indeed, traces of distilleries going back to the 14th century were found in the region. Armagnac officially celebrated 700 years of history in 2010.
Symbolic of the Janneau house style, the VSOP is a perfect blend of carefully selected eaux-de-vie, some matured for up to 20 years in new oak casks in their ancient cellars. The VSOP is a blend of spirits distilled from white wines from the Baco grape, Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche grape varieties, produced in the two main areas of the Appellation Controlée: Bas Armagnac and Tenaréze. It is also a combination of two different types of distillation: a double distillation in pot stills and a single distillation in a continuous still.
Bright amber colour. Aromas of dried lilac, honey, figs, and toasted nuts follow through on a lively, tangy entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body with white chocolate and caramel notes. Finishes with a lingering honeyed golden raisin toasted and spice fade. A delicious appetizing Armagnac that will be great on its own, in cocktails, or even with food.