Prieure de Hautelande
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... Gascon captains from the Italian wars and was the father of the sword of D'Artagnan the local hero and fourth Musketeer. The sword is etched into the side of a sparkling wine flute with the hilt at the top, blade facing down. The glass is filled to the base of the tip with Pousse Rapière liqueur made from Armagnac infused with orange. This is then topped up to the hilt (see what I did there?) with Vin Sauvage, a crips white sparkling wine made by ...
Dinner the previous night was at Restaurant La Halle in the picturesque bastide village of Jegun. Great food and wine was consumed although for the life of me I cannot remember what I had to eat! After returning to the hotel at a reasonable hour, it was straight to bed for me!
Saturday started more leisurely that Friday with a lie in rather than a run! This was a shame as the clear skies would have made for a better view and ...
... history. They had four children, Maïte, Christiane, François and Yves, Maïte and Yves decided to stay on the property and tend the vines. In 1972 they created their first company selling Bas-Armagnac and in 1982 started producing quality white wines. Yves sons Armin and Rémy are now in charge.
So now there are 1060 Ha under vine and we were lucky enough to have one of their key wine makers take us around the site. Very impressive it was too with ...
... in Armagnac - yip, they do deserts well here! The making of this dish is a real skill and can take years to perfect, whomever made ours was an expert as it tasted divine. This was accompanies buy a special liqueur made by the house from a secret recipe called La Grande Josiane - as the marketing said, a union of strength and softness, the result of a subtle blend of Armagnac and natural orange extracts - this made ...
This was our first tasting of the wines and they showed well and were extremely good value at between €5-8.
And on to the Armagnac!
1. L'Age de Glace 3 years old blend 40% unfiltered 100% Folle blanche
Amber with a little smoke on the nose with caramel and prunes on the palate. Very similar to a lowland whisky in style.
2. Armagnac 10 years old blend 40% unfiltered 100% Folle blanche