Vintages available :
A.O.C. : Armagnac Ténarèze
Producer : Famille Faget
Location : Gers en Gascogne
The domain of Château Pomès-Pébérère is a beautiful real estate of 40 hectares surrounding the “gascon” castel of the fifteen century. The Governor of Condom’s ancient residence has been farmed by the FAGET family since 1820. The vineyard extends across a limestone tableland sloping towards the west, hence receiving a high sunlight.
The typical soil of Ténarèze is not very deep and is a mix of clay and limestone. It is perfect for wine farming, as it has for centuries, as gallo-roman mosaics found close to Séviac prove it. The blend of grap varieties mix Ugni-blanc (50%) and Colombard (40%), these two grap varieties can be distilled or give excellent white local wines mixed with other varieties (10%) like the “gros manseng”.
The domain has its own distillery equipped with two Armagnac stills with continuous flow, typical of the region. Distillation takes place at the beginning of December, 30 to 40 days after the end of the harvest. It takes one to two weeks to make the white Armagnac put in the 400 oak barrels, which are the stock of the castle. Each barrel has the capacity for 400 liters and is called “ piece”. The oak wood will nourrish the “eau-de-vie” giving its amber color and its prune perfume, typical of the Ténarèze soil. The slow and continuous evaporation happening in the cellar, called “part des anges” (angel part), makes a better Armagnac with a richer bouquet.
Slowly, days after days, 40 different vintages mature in our cellars. Some refining for 50 years, just waiting to be tasted for the greater pleasure of a few.