The terroir at Domaine de Luquet

The territory of Armagnac

In Armagnac, the territory is divided in 3 parts - Bas-Armagnac, Ténarèze and Haut-Armagnac which together represent 8000 hectare divided in 3 departments : Gers, Landes and Lot et Garonne.


The terroir of Domaine de Luquet

 

The Domaine de Luquet is located in the western part of Bas-Armagnac, in the department of 'Les Landes'.

 

This territory has a special soil, clayey and sandy, which is called 'tawny sands'. 

 

That name is linked to the particular brown color of the ferroginous elements and san countains.

 

This area produces light, fruity, smooth and well-reknown Armagnacs.


The Baco - the main grape variety

 

Hybrid variety, combination of Folle Blanche and Noah, invented by a professor of the department, Mr Baco, as a consequence of the phylloxera crisis, the Baco (full named Baco 22A) is perfectly fit to the tawny sands of Bas-Armagnac. Years after years, this variety has been chosen at Domaine de Luquet for the roundness and smoothness it gives to Armagnacs, after a long time ageing in oak casks.