Product of: France
Domaine du Tariquet, one of the Armagnac regions leading producers, launched its Eau-de-Vie de Folle Blanche (named after its grape variety) in 2004. Following this, in 2006, an unaged Blanche Armagnac AOC was officially created so Tariquit’s ‘Eau-de-Vie de Folle Blanche’ is now ‘Blanche Armagnac’.
Due to being difficult to cultivate and its susceptibility to mildew, Folle Blanche now only represents less than 5% of the vineyards of the Armagnac Appellation. Château du Tariquet boasts an impressive 25 hectares of Folle Blanche vines.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 24/03/2013
Clean and pungent pear with subtle honeydew melon and toasted almond.
Fabulously clean with delicate apple, pear and grape notes, faint floral rose and spirity black pepper.
Toast and linseed oil with lingering peppery spiced. Ideal as a characterful white base spirit in cocktails in place of pisco, cachaça or even vodka.