Armagnac Castarède recognised as Living Heritage Company
Armagnac Castarède has been recognized as a Living Heritage Company.
The independent family house, famous for introducing France’s first brandy, said the distinction - a mark of recognition of the French state - rewarded a team that since the company’s foundation in 1832 had “worked together in search of excellence”.
“Our cellar masters since 1832 have all contributed to us being recognised as a Living Heritage Company thanks to their savoir-faire and talent,” said the business, adding the team’s “search for excellence” was reflected in all the stages of the Armagnac production - from the work in the vineyards, the distillation and the ageing of its products.
While protecting the ancestral methods that had built its reputation, Armagnac Castarède had modernized the process with “a firm resolution of quality and respect for the environment”, it said.
In a bid to satisfy market demand, the producer recently added a 42.5% abv VS Armagnac to its portfolio, which it said would meet the expectations of bartenders looking for a “slightly higher degree” for their cocktails.