Baron Gaston Legrand 1978, House of Lhéraud, Bas Armagnac
Original case, Bas Armagnac
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The Lhéraud family cognac and Armagnac distilling tradition can be traced back to 1802 in the community of Angeac-Charente. A family of winegrowers and craftsmen, the legacy has been passed on to Guy, Andrée and Laurent Lhéraud, keepers of the masterful recipes, most renown for their exceptional and rare vintages, Cognac Lhéraud and Baron Gaston Legrand.
Generations of the Lhéraud family have been living in the same 10th-century house in Lasdoux —in the heart of the Petite Champagne region— since 1680. The family made their first cognac in 1802, and a few bottles of this special cognac have been kept in the Lhérauds’ private Paradis.
Baron Gaston Legrand Bas-Armagnac Elusa Vintage 1964 is a product of the Armagnac region, which is separated into three sub districts: Bas-Armagnac, Ténarèze, and Haut-Armagnac. Bas-Armagnac. The region’s proximity to the Pyrenees Mountains on the Spanish border makes for ideal brandy-making conditions. A temperate climate, with excellent humidity in the spring and early summer, as well as the sandy, acidic soil of Bas-Armagnac creates optimal conditions for producing brandy grapes. Iron minerals in the sand also give the wine a touch of colour contributing to its overall pleasant flavour.
Baron Gaston Legrand Bas-Armagnac is distilled once in a traditional Armagnac pot beginning in November or December and ending in February. Gaston Legrand Armagnac is aged in Limousin and Monlezun oak barrels, before being gradually cut with water, or petites eaux (a weak mixture of water and Armagnac), to bring the final alcohol level down to 40 percent or 80 proof. This Bas-Armagnac was distilled in 1978 and aged in oak barrels until it was bottled at 27.09.2017, so after 39 years in the oak.
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