Artez | Baco Napoleon Armagnac
100% Pear William from the Pays de Serres, near the Gironde River in France. This deliciously fragrant eau de vie is double distilled for perfect clarity and crisp pear flavour. Bartenders have been finding dozens of ways to feature this spirit in high end cocktail recipes across the world.
Baco Napoleon | Armagnac Artez
Baco Napoleon Bas Armagnac is made from the hybrid clone of the Folle Blanche grape and an American grape called Noah. It was developed by French professor, Francois Bacco after the phylloxera destroyed the whole Folle Blanche vineyard in France in 1862.
Nowadays, Baco covers only 10% of the total Armagnac vineyard, making Artez Armagnac Baco a very rare spirit.
This Napoleon is single distilled at the estate and put into oak barrel for 10 years minimum. It displays a robust middle palate, with flavours of pitted plum, dried apricot, quince and vanilla.
- “91 points”, Cigar & Spirits Magazine
- 92 points, “This tawny brandy, with orange highlights, benefits from some time in the glass. Silky and elegant, this has mild apricot, vanilla and nut flavors that stretch into the long, long finish. Pair with a rich dessert like bread pudding.” Wine Enthusiast, 2012
Artez Distillery is a small Armagnac producer who owns 12 hectares (30 acres) located in the Western part of the Bas Armagnac, also known as the First Cru. Even though the eaux de vie have been produced at this distillery for many decades. The uniqueness of Artez is to produce mostly single varietals of Armagnacs, a very rare specialty which requires special skills from the distiller and blender.
Vineyard location: a high, sun-bathed hill on the Western part of the Bas Armagnac.
Soil: iron-rich sands (sables fauves), which produce eaux de vie that are generally supple in their youth and show a great finesse.
Vines: the vines are about 40 years old and the vineyard is planted with Baco, Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche vines.
Production: about 40,000 bottles per year
Artez products are all natural with no sugar or caramel added.