Vineyard estates

REF : SW11

94ha Domain in the heart of Armagnac Ténarèze

This eye-catching property is located in the North-West of the Gers in the Armagnac Ténarèze appellation. The Domain is made up of 94ha of land grouped around the housing and farm buildings.

Free from any disturbance, visual or otherwise, the buildings are set at the heart of the property in wooded surroundings with beautiful views over the property’s lands.

The small Gascony château, which dates from the 19th century, has been discerningly renovated. It provides 390m² of living area over two floors.

Ground floor: hall, office, living and dining room, fitted kitchen, pantry, lavatory, laundry room, 90m² reception room with billiard table and library.

1st Floor: Spiral staircase, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, unrenovated attics.

A 150m² caretaker’s house completes the buildings.

The main house looks out over a pleasant wooded park with swimming pool (12m x 6m) and poolhouse.

The winery consists of two buildings with a total capacity of 4 000hl in cement tanks (1 500hl) and fiberglass tanks (2 500hl). The winery is rudimentary and requires considerable investment regarding tanks, facilities and equipment.

At the back of the winery, a barrel aging cellar is used for maturing the eaux-de-vie.

Distilling is carried out in winter. The wines destined for the production of Armagnac are distilled on site with the help of a mobile distiller who passes from one property to another to assist with distillation.

Once the owner deems the wines to have aged sufficiently, he begins the harmonious blending of eaux-de-vie of different origins and ages.

The 94ha property consists of 34ha of vines, 34ha of fields (organic), 3.5ha of lakes and 23ha of woods, moorlands and tracks. The vineyards permit the production of Armagnac, IGP Côtes de Gascogne and varietal wines.

Armagnac-Ténerèze covers the area to the north-west of the Gers and the south of the Lot and Garonne. It represents 32% of the Armagnac production area.

The vineyards are well maintained and fully mechanised. Annual production is around 3 500hl, 25% of which in IGP red wine.

All of the white grape varieties planted may be used for the production of Armagnac.

Harvest is at present sold direct from the vine to a local cooperative cellar.

A supply of 50hl of pure alcohol is currently ageing in the barrel cellar. It would allow the production of approximately 120 000 bottles of Armagnac.

Price guide: 1 600 000 euros, stock and standing crop to be added. Agency fees of 5% net of VAT and legal costs to be added.