Armandière Winery, an 18th-century Winery in Port De I’angle
Armandière’s history dates back to the 18th century when boats transported Cahors wine to the Bordeaux area. The property was located in Port de I’Angle, the area from where the boats departed, and this helped to speed up the Bouyssou family’s business. Bernard is the fourth generation of the family, who currently runs the estate. For around 40 years, his father, Pierre, ran the company. At the end of the 90s, Bernard thought of making and selling his own wine. In 1998, he made the decision to build his own winery as he knew all about the vineyards planted with Malbec, Cahor region’s main grape type. The winemaking process was made easy for him with the help of experienced oenologists and winemakers.
State of the Art Winery That Practices Organic Viticulture
Now, Bernard consistently makes an improvement to the winery and uses sustainable methods, and controlled agriculture equipment in his 25 hectares of vineyards. He believed that the difference in wines is because of the difference in the quality of soils and the grape’s quality. Diamant Rouge, his first cuvee, was very successful and made using the regional Malbec grape. Apart from the AOP Cahors, he also uses the Chenin Blanc grape to make a white wine, a Malbec rose wine, and an aperitif which is left in the barrels during summer. All of his vintages are related to a particular soil, that gives them a distinct taste, and aroma. Bouyssou family moved to Parnac two centuries ago, and the family tradition of high-quality wines is still going strong.