Lauvia

Comte de Lauvia - Armagnac

Skills handed
down since 1938

Loyalty and diligence. During half a century, three generations of Cellar Master have supervised the making of our eaux-de-vie. Today, Eric Durand continues this work with the same humility and pursuit of quality.

Respect of the terroir. Grape varieties true to their origins and expertise in ageing to create distinct, characterful eaux-de-vie that stand apart.

Armagnac marked
by tradition

Local roots. Based in the heart of Bas-Armagnac, we nurture a relationship with selected wine growers whose terroirs meet our criteria for character and quality.

A method inherited from previous generations. We exclusively distill in column stills, using the method handed down by earlier generations. The obtained style of spirit guides our choice of French oak casks for ageing.

Ageing: the secret of
Comte de Lauvia’s armagnacs

Carefully tailored double maturation. Expertise in ageing begins by distinguishing between the different grape varieties and terroirs. We start by putting the spirit into new casks to encourage a powerful aromatic exchange with the wood. We continue the process in older casks to add subtlety and complexity.

Expressions of a unique heritage. Our maturation warehouse in Eauze holds over 1,000 casks, a unique heritage of eaux-de-vie quietly ageing. We follow the progress of each individually numbered cask, tasting its contents and noting their development on a regular basis.
We guarantee complete traceability in our blends by grape variety, estate and vintage.

A commitment:
to uncompromised excellence

Ideal maturity. Our Cellar Master decides when to bottle, based on the taste criteria and degree of maturity he seeks. Each blend is carefully dated.

Spirit of integrity. We never add any type of colouring and do not chill-filter the spirit. All bottling takes place at our maturation warehouse in Eauze.

An international
recognition

The recognition of the biggest competitions in France and on the international stage, rewards the work and quality that was led since Comte de Lauvia brand’s birth.

San Fransisco WSC Or
2012
International Spirits Challenge Argent
2014
International Spirits Challenge Bronze
2014
Concours General Agricole Or EN
2012
2012
Concours General Agricole Argent
2012
San Francisco world spirits competition 2017
2017
San Francisco world spirits competition Silver
2017

Distinctive eaux-de-vie,
each with their own character

We aim to express the personality of each superb terroir in the Bas-Armagnac region, with soils ranging from iron-rich sand to clay limestone

Comte de Lauvia Fine armagnac

Fine armagnac

Supple and fruity, this blend of young eaux-de-vie is fresh and lively. Showing only slight traces of its ageing in wood, this Fine Armagnac has an attractive aromatic complexity with white-flower notes and subtle fruit flavours. The finish is appealing in its elegance.

Selected
& Blended
2009 to 2012
Tasting notes
Colour : Bright, antique gold
Nose : Vanilla, lemon, lime blossom
Palate : Supple and fruity
Finish : Delicate and delicious
Product profile
Grape varieties :
Ugni Blanc
Baco Blanc
Folle Blanche
Double maturation :
Continuous
in a column still
Distillation :
Aged first in new wood
then a second time in old casks
Comte de Lauvia Armagnac Reserve

Armagnac Reserve

Subtle and spiced, the maturity resulting from patient ageing in wood yields fine, aromatic tannins that are well integrated. Robustly balanced on the palate with a long, persistent finish showing notes of bakes fruit and candied orange.

Selected
& Blended
2001 to 2009
Tasting notes
Colour : Amber with copper glints
Nose : Honey, candied quince, lilac
Palate : Subtle and spiced
Finish : Rounded and full
Product profile
Grape varieties :
Ugni Blanc
Baco Blanc
Folle Blanche
Double maturation :
Continuous
in a column still
Distillation :
Aged first in new wood
then a second time in old casks
Comte de Lauvia Armagnac hors d'âge

Armagnac hors d'âge

Powerful and generous, amber-coloured with underlying mahogany shades. The nose displays deep rancio aromas of dry nuts, fig and prune. On the palate, complexity holds the power nicely in check. The finish is spicy with chocolate notes and tremendously long-lived.

Selected
& Blended
1975 to 2000
Tasting notes
Colour : Mahogany
Nose : Prunes, nuts, orange blossom
Palate : Rich with rancio notes
Finish : Complex and long
Product profile
Grape varieties :
Ugni Blanc
Baco Blanc
Folle Blanche
Double maturation :
Continuous
in a column still
Distillation :
Aged first in new wood
then a second time in old casks
Comte de Lauvia Fine Armagnac Vintage

Armagnac Vintage

Substantial and complex, tasting a Comte de Lauvia vintage is an experience like no other. While each of our Millésimes has its own character, they all share a personality that is civilised yet untamed, conveying a remarkable richness and complexity that only time and terroir together can create.

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Lauvia Manhattan

Ingredients
60ml of Fine Armagnac or Armagnac Réserve Comte de Lauvia
30ml of Red Vermouth
1 splash of aromatic Bitters
1 Maraschino cherry
Orange zest
Preparation

Put all of the ingredients into a mixing glass, fill with ice cubes, chill the blend by mixing with a spoon, then filter into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Decorate with a Maraschino cherry and the orange zest.

Lauvia Old Fashioned

Ingredients
60ml de Fine Armagnac or Armagnac Réserve Comte de Lauvia
4 drops of Angostura bitter
1 cube white sugar
Orange zest
Preparation

Place the sugar cube in a whisky glass and imbibe with the 4 drops of Angostura Bitters. Add a splash of water and crush the sugar to dilute then add a few ice cubes and mix until complete dilution of the sugar. Pour over the Armagnac then refill with ice cubes. Sitr and decorate with orange zest previously extracted over the glass.

Lauvia League

Ingredients
30ml of Fine Armagnac Comte de Lauvia
30ml of Sweet Vermouth
5ml of Yellow Chartreuse
Orange zest
Preparation

Pour all of the ingredients into a mixing glass, fill with ice cubes, and chill blend by stirring with a mixing spoon then filter into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Decorate with some orange zest extracted over the glass.

From Tokyo to Paris

Ingredients
30ml of Fine Armagnac Comte de Lauvia
30ml of Red Vermouth
5ml of Yellow Chartreuse
Orange zest
Preparation

Pour all of the ingredients into a mixing glass, fill with ice cubes, chill blend by stirring with a mixing spoon then filter into a pre-chilled cocktail glass. Decorate with the orange zest.

 
 

A team of enthusiasts

Behind every barrel and every bottle, is a human-sized, expert and passionate team. Attentive to the evolutions of our vintages, there are remaining permanently more than 1 500 barrels, each containing fabulous promises reserved for the curious and hedonist connoisseurs. 

 
 
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A selective
and mastered distribution

Today open to about twenty countries, the distribution is reserved to an exceptional clientele made up of the best cellarmen, restaurant owners and amateurs' circles worldwide. If you wish to join Comte de Lauvia partners' network, do not hesitate to contact us.

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