armagnac comte de lauvia is produced in bas armagnac, in the heart of the gascony region of france, from the ugni blanc and folie blanche grapes, the two grapes best suited to the production of armagnac. the warm climate and sandy soil yield full flavoured grapes which are distilled at an uniquely low strength, preserving more of the richly flavoured elements and strong rustic character of true armagnac. it is aged and matured in precise and perfect conditions of temperature and humidity in our expansive cellar in eauze, stocked with 1500 casks of black oak from the local forests. our master blender chooses from different casks to create a blend of perfect harmony for each age of armagnac bearing the name of comte de lauvia, which has been recognised as one of the finest armagnacs in the world with so many successes in international tasting competitions. the pinnacle of the range is comte de lauvia extremely rare, an exceptional blend of the best vintages from the 19th and 20th centuries: 1865, 1888, 1893,1904, 1914, 1929, 1934, 1973 and 1974.