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WELL DONE JÉRÉMY LAUILHÉA

 

 

Jérémy Lauilhé, outstanding mixologist, connoisseur of spirits, and founder of Bonbuvant, is crowned Meilleur Ouvrier de France in the "barman" category. Congratulations!

 

Jérémy came to Arton last summer as a Guest Star for the next YouTube series dedicated to Armagnac! Created and produced by Mixologist in the Soul, already online, everything you need to know about Armagnac!

 

Inducted as a Musketeer of Armagnac, Jérémy is a great fan of the Gascon brandy.

 

We are proud to have worked with him.

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CHÂTEAU ARTON in MONSIEUR BACO

 

 

Thank you to Arthur Oliveira, founder of the blog Monsieur Baco dedicated to French spirits, for devoting a very nice article to us, published on December 10th 2022. He took the time to taste our Armagnacs... and liked them! This led him to interview Lili de Montal to find out a little more about Château Arton.

 

Here is a selected passage:

The Château Arton philosophy
For Château Arton, what makes a good armagnac is not its age but the quality of the wine, its alchemy with the cask and the producer's ability to extract and enhance its substrate, the relief of each vintage. The same vintage can end up in 3 different qualities of armagnac: the assemblage, the assemblage of the year (vintage) or the Pièce Unique (the exceptional).

 

We let you discover the article here

 

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CHÂTEAU ARTON receives honours on VINOUS

 

The American wine critic Antonio Galloni, spiritual son of the famous Robert Parker, created the Vinous platform to share his tastes and rate his wine tastings.

 

Exceptionally, he tastes some spirits.

He gave excellent marks to La Réserve (92 points out of 100) and La Flamme 2011 (94 points out of 100).

 

Here's what he says about them:

 

"La Réserve Haut-Armagnac is pretty, aromatic and spicy. The youth of this Haut-Armagnac is belied by its perfect balance and exquisite finesse.

 

"Rich and explosive, La Flamme is a heady and exotic Haut-Armagnac that delivers happiness to the hilt. Here too, the balance is exquisite, especially for a spirit barely a decade old.

 

Thank you Antonio Galloni!

 

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CHÂTEAU ARTON is in LE CANARD GASCON

 

A big thank you to Hugues de Lestapis for putting us in the spotlight in December:

 

Our favourite piece:

 

"Jean and Lili de Montal are convinced of the "resolutely modern" character of Armagnac, quite the opposite of the dusty image of the "oldest eau-de-vie in France". Modern, "because it is a living spirit that feeds off all the progress that is being made in wine-growing. It is in the cultivation of the soil and the vines that the most spectacular advances have been made. We intervene on living organisms through innovation and research. Armagnac is modern because it benefits from this incredible know-how".

 

Read the full article here.

 

 

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CHÂTEAU ARTON is the guest of the FINE podcast

 

 

Benoît Carlier is the head of Fine Spiritueux, a Rhône-Alpes event agency dedicated to cocktails and spirits.

We met him during our visit to Annecy.

 

Seduced by the way we look at Armagnac, Benoit interviewed us for a special episode of his podcast, a special series in which we debated the preconceived ideas about Armagnac.

We won't tell you everything, but you should know that there are five of them!

 

To find out more, listen to the interview here.

 

 

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CHÂTEAU ARTON is in LE PETIT JOURNAL in SINGAPORE

 

During her visit to Singapore, Lili de Montal met Catherine Soulas Baron, director of Savoir Vivre Ltd and a journalist from Le Petit Journal, who dedicated a very nice portrait to her.

 

In it, we discover how Lili went from Paris and Shanghai to Gascony, from fashion to Armagnac with the naturalness of those who follow their path without looking back.

Driven by her sense of aesthetics, she finds in the Gers an art of living that reconciles this inveterate city girl with nature.

 

Read the article here.

 

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OUR SINGLE PIECE n.25 MILLENNIUM BRUT DE FÛT RECEIVES A SILVER MEDAL

 

For the 2nd consecutive year, the actors of the Armagnac industry met on Saturday, November 26th in Eauze for the Armagnacs-Awards 2022 and the prize-giving ceremony of the 70th edition of the Concours des Grandes Eaux-de-Vie d'Armagnac.

Our Pièce Unique n25 Millésime Brut de Fût received the silver medal!

Our Pièces Unique vintages are the exceptional expression of a year.

Made without blending, they are made from one and the same cask, from one and the same distillation, from one and the same harvest.

 

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THE GENERAL AGRICULTURAL COMPETITION X RTL CHOOSE THE RESERVE OF ARTON

 

The Concours Général Agricole has chosen La Réserve Château Arton (silver medal 2022) for its December box set won by 6 RTL listeners during the great live competition launched by the CGA last April.

We are very flattered!

 

 

La Réserve is our signature blend. It is the true mark of our domain, the taste of Arton, a guarantee of a unique typicity.

It is an Armagnac composed of a blend of different barrels, all harvested and distilled at the château, which have aged for at least 6 years in our cellars.

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SINGAPOUR FOREVER !

 

What a joy to be back in Singapore where we lived for 3 years.

We were all the more happy that we were going back this time to share the profound modernity of Armagnac.

 

A huge thank you to Selin Tanetvitayavet, pillar of Exquisite Elixir and grand papess of Armagnac, and to her partner Patrick Sng of One Cellar.

Without their support and professionalism, this trip would not have been the same.

 

We were thrilled to meet our friends and partners, to meet the press, during masterclasses and private tastings.

It is always an honor to share the history of Armagnac and the unique characteristics of the Gascon brandy.

 

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BNP PARIBAS X ARTON

 

On November 22, 2022, we were received in Singapore by BNP Paribas Wealth Management for a tasting of our Armagnacs during a prestigious dinner in an oasis nestled in the heart of the city. A magical place! An address that unfortunately we are not allowed to share with you. 🙂

 

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EHL SINGAPOUR X ARTON

 

We were lucky enough to be able to introduce the students of the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne to the uniqueness of Gascon brandy and to French wine-making know-how.

 

The site of the EHL Singapore is magnificent. The organization is perfect.

It is not surprising that EHL is at the top of the list.

 

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ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE SINGAPOUR X ARTON

 

On November 24th we were at the Alliance Française with the Compagnie des Mousquetaires d'Armagnac for an exceptional MasterClass.

We were delighted to meet this dynamic squadron.

 

You may wonder what an Armagnacais can tell these lovers of Gascony.

You should know that they know nothing about Armagnac!

 

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CHÂTEAU ARTON IS IN ARMAGNAC NEWS

 

Armagnac News gives us the spotlight in its Fall 2022 issue.

In an article on family transmission and the return to the roots of the younger generations, Jean-Louis Bordenave highlights the boldness of our estate, which is passed on from father to son and daughter-in-law.

 

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SHAKE WELL PUTS US IN THE SPOTLIGHT

 

The magazine Shake Well dedicates its front page to Armagnac this autumn and presents in a well-founded file "Gascony in movement", between traditional know-how and revolution(s). Château Arton appears there as a pioneer, the cradle of the Blanche Armagnac and promoter of a viticulture respectful of the environment.

A big thank you to Christophe Bouyssié who followed us from the vineyards to the cellars with passion.

 

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ARTON X LA FERTE BEAUHARNAIS

 

On the weekend of November 11, we were at the castle of La Ferté-Beauharnais, for its traditional exhibition-sale gathering about thirty creators and artists.

 

Initiated by Michel Doucet, the owner of the castle, this highlight of the hunting season in Sologne is a must for lovers of beautiful things.

 

We always have a lot of pleasure to find the Solognots who each year reserve us an enthusiastic and warm welcome.

 

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19th Annual Open Doors Day at ARTON

 

Young and old, come and celebrate Taste at the Domaine d'Arton!

This year we are organizing a festival of good and beautiful things.

If all tastes are in nature, they all have a festive flavor. So come and share with us the joy of discerning the good, the delicious and the beautiful. For the pleasure of tasting happiness together.

Book your place here!

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ARTON X LE SPOT POPUP

 

We invite you to the Hôtel de La Salle in Paris for an exceptional sale of our Armagnacs and wines from November 29 to December 1, 2022.

 

This year, Château Arton will participate in the 17th edition of the Spot PopUpStore which gathers twice a year its community of SpotMembers to discover new designers (fashion, design, fooding, wellness...) and to share its finds.

 

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ARTON X POLO DE PARIS

 

From December 2 to 4, 2022, join us at the Paris Polo Christmas Market.

 

And leave with our wines and Armagnacs in your sack to spoil your family and friends at the foot of the Christmas tree.

 

For the occasion, the Polo de Paris takes on the air of an Alsatian village. Wooden chalets, aromas of spices and mulled wine will set the tone. Christmas is almost here!

 

Event exclusively reserved for Polo Club members.

 

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ARTON X EHL SINGAPOUR

 

Château Arton travels to Singapore in November 2022.

 

On November 23, we are organizing a masterclass for the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in Singapore.

Our passion feeds our educational approach.

 

We are delighted to share our history, our know-how, and our commitment to contribute to the influence of Gascony.

 

We will also host private tastings on November 19th and 21st.

 

Contact us here for more information.

 

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VINOMED 2022

 

We will participate in the Salon Méridional des Vins et de l'Oenotourisme in Montpellier on October 24 and 25, 2022.

 

Professionals, meet us on the stand F24 to taste our wines and (re)discover our domain in organic conversion cultivated in permaculture.

 

Everything, from the vine to the wine, is made at the domain in order to reveal the rare typicity of the peyrusquet lectourois.

 

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DUNKERQUE FAIR 2022

 

From Friday 28 to Monday 31 October 2022, the Domaine d'Arton invites you to Dunkirk for the Wine & Beer Fair at the Kursaal.

 

For three decades, the Knights of the 20th Century have been organizing this fair, open to all, bringing together winemakers and regional producers in a friendly atmosphere.

 

To you who live far from the Gers, Belgian friends and northern gourmets, don't miss this Dunkerque event! It will be for us the occasion to make you taste our Armagnacs and our Côtes de Gascogne.

 

See you on the stands 276 and 277.

 

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THANK YOU Jeremy Lauilhé

 

Jérémy Lauilhé, founder of Bonbuvant, came to spend some time with us at the domain and he talked about it here.

 

Our favorite piece:

"Château Arton, goldsmiths in the Haut-Armagnac in Lectoure.

A UFO in the Armagnac landscape and a slap in the face at the tasting".

 

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Château Arton in M le Monde

 

Thank you to the Manufacture Royale de Lectoure for mentioning us as a must-see destination in the Gers in this beautiful article in M le Monde.

 

The decorator Christèle Ageorges has revived this historical place to make it a wonderful place of life open to the pilgrims of Compostelle and the lovers of Gascony.

 

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Le Figaro talks about us

 

A big thank you to Béatrice Delamotte, a journalist from Le Figaro, for visiting us this summer.

 

Le Figaro wanted to know a little more about how we care for our vines with music. Béatrice Delamotte talks about it in an article published on October 21, 2022.

 

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3 stars for Le Midi 2019

 

The Guide Hachette des Vins 2023 likes our red wine Le Midi 2019 

and awarded it 3 stars this year. 

Made from a careful selection of our Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah plots, 

Le Midi is aged in barrel.

The structured and balanced 2019 vintage has a nose of red fruits and vanilla. 

On the palate, the fruitiness and toastiness are expressed with a beautiful amplitude.

 

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Special Cuvée 

 

Our old plot of Cabernet Sauvignon is exclusively harvested by hand this year and will be vinified in barrels

 

This summer's drought took its toll on part of our harvest. 

But we were able to bounce back and innovate because the juices were unbelievable.

 


That's why we came up with a red wine harvested by hand (Victoire was also in the vineyards to pick the berries) and vinified in barrels.

 


After de-stemming, the grapes were transferred directly into 500-liter open-bottomed barrels where they will remain until fermentation. A manual punching down is done daily. 

After the mechanical pressing, the wine will be put back into barrels for its maturation.

 

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Davidoff x Arton pairing

 

On Thursday, September 29, 2022, we welcomed Jérôme Aubert, head of Davidoff France, for an unusual workshop. 

Together we thought about the harmony between the cigars of the Swiss house and our Armagnacs.

These will be presented in the Davidoff boutiques. 

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Arton x Club USL Rugby

 

For 20 years, Arton has supported the USL Rugby Club of Lectoure.

On Thursday, October 6, 2022, we sponsored the Partners' dinner in the magnificent Halle aux Grains in Lectoure. 

 


A big thank you to the Club for organizing this beautiful dinner!

We were happy to be able to offer the wine. 

And thanks to all the guests for sharing their enthusiasm for our domain. 

 


The Partners, of which we are a part, finance the club up to 46% of its budget, which allows the club to organize tournaments, trips and to spread the values of rugby. 

Educating new generations, encouraging solidarity, commitment and responsibility and transmitting team spirit are virtues with which we also identify.

 

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Happy Birthday 

La Fine Blanche® is 36 years old!

 

We are hosting our distributors on October 17, 2022 to celebrate the anniversary of our Fine Blanche®. 

 


It will be 36 years old this year!

We take advantage of the presence of the still on the estate to remind you that distillation is the moment when Blanche is reborn each year. From now on, it is on this date that we will celebrate its birthday.

 


It was time to mark the occasion!

Because being 36 years old today means daring to remember that Blanche Armagnac was born at the Arton estate. It means remembering that for three decades, our audacity has been shaking up the codes of Armagnac. It is to say that our convictions have been able to move the lines to open the way to a new look at the Gascon brandy.

 

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Arton receives the Club des Entrepreneurs du Gers

 

We are happy to welcome the Entrepreneurs Club Apéro Gersois on October 18, 2022. 

The spirit of initiative and audacity of these men and women speaks to us!

 


To break the ice and invite people to meet, we have planned a visit of the winery, tastings and games. Many surprises are in store for this evening of collaboration and sharing.

Come and have fun! 

 


And leave with the feeling of having forged new links in a festive and friendly atmosphere.

 

The Domaine d'Arton makes the headlines!

 


On August 4th, the team of the FR3 Midi-Pyrénées TV channel was invited to our vineyard to learn all about Armagnac. 

It was an opportunity for us to introduce everyone to the wonderful, amber-colored gold of Gascony!

 

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Did you bring back a bit of Gascony in your luggage?


You came to the domain this summer and thought you would bring back a souvenir of Gascony but were afraid of the effects of the heat on your bottles?

 

Stop regretting! You can order the wine or Armagnac you liked on our website and have it delivered to your home!

 

You will appreciate making your friends discover all the fruity of Gascony while thinking about your vacations. 

 

Free delivery to your home in metropolitan France

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Summer heat wave 2022

 

It has been a year since we started the organic conversion of our vineyard, a courageous commitment that highlights our audacity and perseverance.

 

It is a courageous commitment that highlights our audacity and perseverance, because it is necessary to maintain the course while the heat wave of the last few weeks is challenging us. Our vines, especially the Merlot, are suffering from a lack of water. To cope with temperatures above 30°, and to preserve itself naturally while waiting for rain, the plant has stopped growing. The harvest will therefore be later this year. 

 

However, we remain confident in our choices, convinced of the benefits of a land cultivated in harmony with nature. 

 

And we count on your support.

 

To know everything about Armargnac


The masterclass season starts again in September. 

 

We will go as far as Singapore to share our passion for Armagnac.

 

Do not hesitate to put us in contact with institutions in the gastronomy or hotel industry that might be interested in a masterclass on Armagnac. 

 

We like to share our passion and we believe that transmission contributes to preserve the French know-how.

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The success of our féfé PornStar, it is also that the revaluation of Gascony!

 


Number One in sales, this ready-to-drink cocktail made with our Fine Blanche® and created by the Syndicat's bartenders is a hit. 

 

It is the great return of Armagnac in bars and at home!

 

 

Our new permaculture plantation

 

Discover here MOLEON: a plot planted in permaculture. The plot has been designed to capture, distribute, infiltrate and store a maximum of rainwater.

 


Hedges have been planted which will blossom in the middle of the vineyard whose rows in turn follow the contour lines and the ditches...   

 


Owner and harvester, the domain is in conversion biodynamic and permaculture. Only our grapes go into our wines. Only our wines go into our Armagnac.