Terroir: With concerns about protecting the environment, Domaine Tariquet has been sustainably managing the vineyards for over 20 years. The estate is certified ISO 14001 and HVE (High Environment Value).
Ageing & Blending: At Domaine Tariquet, our Bas-Armagnacs are made exclusively from the grapes harvested from the family estate’s vineyards. The distillation takes place in authentic wood fired armagnac alambic using the traditional continuous distillation process. Our hundred-year-old cellar quietly safeguard our barrels or “pieces”, as they are called.
Each variety and each vintage are distilled and aged separately for the first years. Then, the blending of our “pieces”, a true savoir-faire at the heart of the identity and style of our Bas-Armagnacs, will finish with a long period of ageing and a meticulous selection.
We prefer to use barrels with a light toasting made from the French timber forests surrounding the property (Allier, Nièvre) renowned for their fine grain. The color of our Bas-Armagnacs comes uniquely from the ageing in barrels. The naturally light tint is due to the alchemy between the delicately toasted oak and the eaux-de-vie, thus truly respecting their natural color.
A fine golden color with orange highlights. A bouquet packed with notes of orange flower, candied orange and roasted pineapple, alongside hints of cooked apples with nutmeg and perfumed cardamom that open up as the Armagnac reacts with the air. On the palate, the flavor is smooth, full and tender with hints of honey, sap and macerated stone fruits. A unifying note of Szechuan pepper runs throughout.
Serving Suggestions: A complex vintage, now beginning to express its maturity. Serve at room temperature, warm the glass with your hands to unlock the aromas’ full potential. An inspired accompaniment to desserts with honey or cinnamon.
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