The purity of armagnacs straight out of the still.
If the reputation of Maison Darroze was built on long-aging armagnacs – a world in which the quality of maturation, the selection of the oaks, the craftsmanship of the barrel-maker and cellar master are a guarantee for excellence – this range of white armagnacs, virgin and unaged, favors purity and elegance.
Each grape variety brings its singular character to these three cuvées with distinct aromatic profiles and allows the most audacious of mixologists to express their creativity.
Pick your Blanche
Grape variety Baco
Grape variety Folle Blanche
Grape variety Ugni Blanc
Blanche Cépage Baco
Often considered the preferred grape variety for aging, we are here offering Armagnac made from the Baco grape variety, unaged, as if it just came out of the still.
In its intense nose, you will discover fruity aromas (mirabelle plum, white peach and fresh grapes) as well as herb aromas (fennel, mint) offering a very pleasant nose, almost crispy. On the palate, this Blanche is supple with a dry profile. The intensity is pronounced with an ample mouth. Spicy notes of pepper prolong the pleasure.
It is definitely ideal for cocktails such as margaritas or mojitos, or in association with vegetal aromatic profiles.
Blanche Cépage Folle Blanche
The Folle Blanch variety is the historical grape variety of Armagnac. It has long been the only one planted in Gascony (before the phylloxera crisis) and was then called the Piquepoult of the country. It is known for producing very fine and delicate armagnacs.
The intensity of the nose is very distinct : very fruity (grapefruit, plum, fresh grape) and spicy (Sichuan pepper). One could use it in a version of a dry martini as a replacement for gin.
In Gascony, this grape variety is used for distillation (50% of distillations) as well as being a part of the composition of wines from the Côtes de Gascogne country. It usually brings balance and finesse.
Its nose is sharp, of medium intensity, smooth and very delicate. Classic aromas such as grape, plum, and quince meet more surprising ones such as fresh cane and cane sugar. This Blanche isn’t sweet yet silky and delicate. Beautiful aromas of bitter almond, vine flower and raisins highlight that finesse.
Very long on the palate, it can be served on its own or in a long drink associated with cucumber, elderflower or orgeat.