Château de Pomes is a charming estate in the Gascony of some 40 hectares, or just under 100 acres. To put this in context, Chateau du Tariquet, the largest Domaine in Armagnac, owns around 2,500 acres of vineyards. This delightful, small scale industry is typical of the spirit and the region. Unlike many other Domaines, Chateau de Pomes maintains a distillery at the estate all year round, with two continuous Armagnac stills. The chateau uses grape varieties Ugni-Blanc, Colombard and Gros Manseng, grown on their sun-drenched sloping vineyard. The soil on their estate is rich in clay and limestone, creating a flavoursome grape, perfect for making Armagnac.
This particular Armagnac has been aged for 5 years in their wine cellars, in 400 litre casks. The Chateau is known for its strong prune-like flavour, with succulent dried fruits and spices. This bottle is an excellent example of the style, with the flavours being boosted by the slightly higher bottling strength of 42%. A great craft-scale Armagnac bursting with flavour.