The Sigognac is an independent family owned house in the heart of the Armagnac region in south-west France. Armagnac is a distinctive style of Brandy. The grapes for Baron de Signognac have all been grown on the estate. It also owns and looks after its own distillery, the ageing cellars and even the bottling facility - something quite rare today.
It is made using column stills - pot stills are used for cognac production. Another interesting difference between armagnac and cognac is that armagnac is traditionally distilled just once, which results in an alcohol level of approximately 52% and a complexity of flavour. The aging process removes some of the alcohol, and is known rather poetically as "the angels share", just like in whisky production. Cognac is distilled twice. Armagnac is one of the oldest distilled drinks in France, and like many other spirits was first concieved for medicinal purposes.
Baron de Sigognac VSOP is a top quality VSOP Armaganc from the Bas Armagnac region. It has spent six months in new casks, followed by seven years in old oak casks, meaning that technically it could qualify as an XO under the current rules.
Bottle Size: 70cl