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.
Fresh and fully-rounded, a classic Bas-Armagnac. An amber-yellow color with a lively bouquet which is both mature and expressively floral (with fresh notes which are almost minty). A very supple attack, with a pleasurable intensity conveyed by woody spices and illuminated by hints of fresh mint. The robust yet delicate frame of woody and fruity flavors is enhanced by vanilla, licorice and macerated fruit overtones.
Serving Suggestions: Tariquet’s VSOP is well-rounded and fresh: matured for 5 to 7 years, this Bas-Armagnac is perhaps the most representative of the estate’s character. Served at room temperature or ‘on the rocks’, the VSOP is a great match for Slavic, Indian and Oriental specialties.
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