In Armagnac country in deepest SouthWest France is the Armagnac B&B Domaine de Paguy at Betbezer (40 Landes, Nouvelle Aquitaine)
Here you will get a warm welcome from your hosts Paulette, Albert and Myriam Darzacq. The estate extends to over 75 hectares (nearly 200 acres) of Armagnac vines, and includes a shady terrace and outdoor swimming pool! The 16th Century house has four spacious ensuite bedrooms elegantly furnished with antique furniture – double, twin and family rooms.
Armagnac is a brandy,distilled just once and from its long ageing in oak barrels is claimed to have a richer taste than cognac. This domaine is in the Bas Armagnac region and is typical of the many small artisan producers – there are few international brands here. The domaine also produces the aperitif Floc de Gascogne – a sweetish blend of Armagnac and unfermented grape juice.
Guests can have a tutored Armagnac tasting and tour of the vineyards.
Domaine de Paguy is at Betbezer, not far from Mont de Marsan, about 140km south of Bordeaux in the rolling hills and gentle tranquility of this land of d’Artagnan. Close by are the vineyards of Madiran.
For more info and to reserve the Armagnac B&B see Domaine de Paguy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:Armagnac is a distinctive kind of brandy produced in the Armagnac region in Gascony, southwest France. It is distilled from wine usually made from a blend of grapes including Baco 22A, Colombard, Folle blanche and Ugni blanc, traditionally using column stills rather than the pot stills used in the production of Cognac. The resulting spirit is then aged in oak barrels before release. Production is overseen by the Institut national de l’origine et de la qualité (INAO) and the Bureau National Interprofessionel de l’Armagnac (BNIA).
Armagnac was one of the first areas in France to begin distilling spirits, but the overall volume of production is far smaller than Cognac production and therefore is less known outside Europe. In addition, it is for the most part made and sold by small producers, whereas Cognac production is dominated by big-name brands.