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Armagnac

A French eau-de-vie with an alcoholic volume greater than 40% from 3 distinct regions (Bas Armagnac, Tenarèze and Haut Armagnac) and distilled exclusively from selected white grape varieties: “Ugni Blanc”, “Bacco 22 A”, “Colombard”, “Jurançon”, “Plant de Grèce”, “Folle Blanche et Jaune”, “Meslier”, “Clairette”, “Blanguette” and “Mauzac”. The production of Armagnac reached its prime in the 19th century but suffered a crisis in 1980 because of the phylloxera plague that afflicted the region.