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Baron de Sigognac

Clos Martin

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The Story of Clos Martin

Millesimes & Tradition was formed, in Magnan (near Nogaro, in the heart of the Bas-Armagnac), to own and manage a group of domaines that produce Armagnac in the Landes and Gers departments of France. The company specialises in the cask ageing and bottling of premium Armagnacs to ensure that the original individuality of the domaine and distilleries are not lost during the maturation or blending process. Millesimes & Tradition supplies both the Armagnac trade with very fine spirit still in cask and also bottles its own brand, Clos Martin, all under the supervision of cellar master Jose Barbe.

Each domaine either distils its own wine or has its wine distilled by a professional distiller. All of M&T’s Armagnac is distilled in traditional short column alembics. The traditional stills used by Clos Martin’s domaines are very small and allow a lot of the heavy, congener and fusel-rich vapours to pass over with the heart of the distillate. This results in a spirit significantly lower in alcohol than other regions; as low as 52%, although the average is between 55–63%. It is important to note that at 52% there are twice as many congeners (the elements in alcohol that give a spirit its aromas and flavours) than at 60%. Therefore, the Clos Martin Armagnacs always have a rich, earthy character. Producing a fine, flavoursome, well-balanced spirit at such low strength is not easy and takes years of experience and a lot of skill.

After about 10 years in barrel, the true quality of Armagnac from continuous still emerges; it is at this point that all the balance, complexity and roundness one expects from a quality spirit begins to come through. M&T keep different vintage and varietal distillates separate allowing for the possibility of not only vintage-dated Armagnac but also varietal vintage Armagnac.

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Baron de Sigognac

Baron De Sigognac

Brand Details

Founded:
1974
Ownership:
Family Enterprise
Blender:
Jean-Claude Gausch
Estate Size:
30 Hectares
Cellar Type:
Traditional Earth Floor

 

Baron de Sigognac

VS

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Alc/Vol:
40%
Bottle:
70cl
Case Size:
12 x 70cl
Origination:
France

Classic VS Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac, this is exceptional entry level Armagnac. Aged for at least two years in oak to create a beautiful, delicate, rich flavour combining sweetness and spiciness… A unique and stylish Armagnac.

Baron de Sigognac

VSOP

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Alc/Vol:
40%
Bottle:
70cl
Case Size:
12 x 70cl
Origination:
France

A top quality VSOP armaganc from Baron de Sigognac, this is from the Bas Armagnac region and has spent six months in new casks, followed by seven years in old oak casks, meaning that technically it could qualify as an XO under the current rules.

Baron de Sigognac

10 Ans

Product Details

Alc/Vol:
40%
Bottle:
70cl
Case Size:
12 x 70cl
Origination:
France

The 10 year old Baron de Sigognac delivers an exceptional and rare taste. This is a beautifully crafted Bas-Armagnac from Baron de Sigognac. Also available in quarter bottles (12 x 20CL)

Baron de Sigognac

20 Ans

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Alc/Vol:
40%
Bottle:
70cl
Case Size:
6 x 70cl
Origination:
France

A fine and mellow 20 year old Armagnac with smooth and floral aromas. The Guasch family, owners of Baron de Sigognac, have been based in Gascony since the 12th Century.

Baron de Sigognac

XO Platinum

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Alc/Vol:
40%
Bottle:
70cl
Case Size:
6 x 70cl
Origination:
France

This particular Armagnac features very well aged eaux-de-vie and has been expertly blended and bottled by the Guasch family - the artists behind the Baron de Sigognac collection.

Baron de Sigognac

25 Ans

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Alc/Vol:
40%
Bottle:
70cl
Case Size:
6 x 70cl
Origination:
France

Blended from brandies with at least 25 years in oak, this Armagnac combines creamy richness with a natural robust rusticity.

Baron de Sigognac

50 Ans

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Alc/Vol:
40%
Bottle:
70cl
Case Size:
4 x 70cl
Origination:
France

A 50 year old Armagnac from our friends at Baron de Sigognac. This is presented in a beautiful decanter and accompanying wooden box. After half a century in oak this armagnac is creamy and rich. A delightful Armagnac.

The Story of Baron de Sigognac

The Guasch family have been in Gascony since the 12th century. They have owned the château at Bordeneuve since 1974. They are one of the region’s largest courtier and negociant operations. Today, the father-and-son team of Jean-Claude and Thomas look after viticulture, vinification and distillation.

Bordeneuve has 60 hectares dedicated to vineyards ; 75 % are planted with ugni blanc and the rest with baco. The vineyards are superbly situated on very fine clay-sand soils, which are high in acidity and in some places mixed with iron, the colour of which gives rise to the name sables fauves or tawny sands. Boulbène topsoil, the characteristic regional sediment, is rich in limestone. 


There is one short column still at the domaine (almost 100 years old), which produces up to 50–60 casks of new spirit annually. The wine is distilled on its lees, and drawn off at 55–58 %, depending on the harvest. Distillation is continuous through day and night and manually controlled to account for temperature and humidity changes. A second ambulant still is shortly to be installled permenantly in the domaine.

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