A wonderful mature Armagnac imported by Charles Neal
Characteristics of Ravignan Armagnac Ravignan has tremendous respect within the Armagnac region. The distillation at a low degree insures lots of fruit, new oak gives wonderful structure, and long aging insures a natural concentration of flavors. A large array of subtle flavors always weave their way in and out of the glass. The Ravignan Armagnacs normally receive top marks in important French magazines like Gault-Millauand Revue des Vins de France. -- Charles Neal, First published in 1999
Wood comes from both trees grown on the property and the Limousin forest. Ten-to-fifteen new barrels are made by Gilles Bartholomo each year at his cooperage in Le Frêche. This new oak insures good color and tannin dosage. Barrels are aerated once a year and monitored frequently.