Armagnac Goudoulin

Courrensan, France

Armagnac Goudoulin, founded in 1935 by Madame Jeanne Ménal Goudoulin, stands as a testament to the rich history and exceptional craftsmanship of Armagnac production. Situated in the heart of the Gers département in France, this esteemed distillery has garnered acclaim for its dedication to tradition and the superior quality of its products.

Madame Jeanne Goudoulin, born in 1887 in Mouchan, inherited the Domaine de Bigor in Courrensan in 1908 through marriage. Following the untimely passing of her husband, Joseph Goudoulin, in 1925 due to injuries sustained during the First World War, Madame Goudoulin single-handedly managed the estate. It was in 1935 that she decided to share the exceptional Armagnac stocks amassed by her family over generations, marking the beginning of Armagnac Goudoulin.

 

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In 1964, Christian Faure assumed the reins of the estate after years of working alongside his grandmother, who imparted her expertise and knowledge of the Armagnac business. Under Faure’s guidance, the brand flourished, expanding its reach and enhancing its reputation. Christian Faure’s retirement in 2009 paved the way for the next chapter in Armagnac Goudoulin’s history.

Michel Miclo, owner of the esteemed Alsace-based G. Miclo Distillery, acquired Armagnacs J. Goudoulin which remains independent from the distillery. Miclo and his team embarked on a mission to further develop the brand’s geographical reach and bolster its already renowned reputation. While striving for growth, they remained steadfast in their commitment to preserving the traditional character and universally acknowledged quality of Goudoulin’s Armagnacs.

 

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One of the distinguishing factors that sets Armagnac Goudoulin apart is its meticulous adherence to time-honored traditions and the exceptional care taken in producing their brandies. Locally-produced oak barrels, known as “pièces,” play a crucial role in the maturation process, infusing the Armagnacs with a delicate amber hue and imparting refined flavors and complex aromas.

The aging process in these oak barrels, with a capacity ranging from 400 to 450 liters, allows the brandy to evolve into a more sophisticated and nuanced spirit. As time passes, the alcohol content naturally decreases due to evaporation, often referred to as the “angels’ share.” This gradual transformation ensures a harmonious and well-balanced final product.

 

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At Armagnac Goudoulin, every bottle is meticulously prepared upon receiving the customer’s order. The Armagnac is carefully poured into bottles, sealed with wax, and labeled by hand, a testament to the craftsmanship and attention to detail that define the brand. As custodians of the age-old expertise of the Goudoulin family, Armagnac Goudoulin remains the epitome of excellence in the world of Armagnacs.

The production of Armagnac begins with the distillation of wines made from white grapes harvested within the appellation area, typically between September and October. After pressing the grapes, the resulting juice undergoes fermentation. This process takes place in a traditional Armagnac still, which was granted a royal patent by Louis XVIII in 1818. The Armagnac still features a small column equipped with a series of plates, enabling a continuous distillation process. Notably, 25% of the still’s output is obtained by utilizing wood as a fuel source, contributing to a reduced reliance on non-renewable energy sources and highlighting Armagnac Goudoulin’s commitment to sustainability.

 

Armagnac Goudoulin's Wines

  • Veuve J. Goudoulin Vintage Armagnac

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  • Veuve J. Goudoulin 70 Year Old Bas Armagnac

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  • Veuve J. Goudoulin Hors d'Age - X.O. Bas Armagnac

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  • Veuve J. Goudoulin 50 Year Old Bas Armagnac

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  • Veuve J. Goudoulin V.S.O.P. Bas Armagnac

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