Chateau de Briat Hors d'Age Armagnac 750ml
Built in 1540, the Château de Briat is a former hunting manor commissioned by Queen Jeanne d’Albret for her son Henri de Navarre, later Henri IV King of France. The King offered it to his fellow officer Arnaud de Mâtines who saved his life at the battle of Coutras 1587. The Briat estate, where armagnac has been produced for centuries, changed ownership several times until 1864, when it was taken over by Raoul de Pichon Longueville. Due to their wine making expertise, the Pichon-Longueville family, who already owned the famous vineyard of the same name in Pauillac (Médoc), was able to improve upon the traditional process of wine making for armagnac. Thus the present « Château de Briat » label was created by Baron Raoul de Pichon-Longueville, the maternal ancestor of the current owner Stéphane de Luze, perpetuating the tradition for the 5th generation.