In 1974, Francis Darroze founded his business as a trader and producer of vintage Bas-Armagnacs relying on his many years of experience, tasting, and visits to the ageing cellars of Bas-Armagnac, the sub-region of Armagnac where the most rich, complex and interesting spirits are produced.
His initial idea was simple: to create awareness of a region and its extraordinarily varied wine-producing soils while respecting the originality and typical nature of each estate. His idea paid off and he rapidly developed an international reputation for quality and integrity.
Francis shared his values with those close to him and his son Marc has now adopted the mantle left to him by his father. Marc tirelessly travels the area once called “Grand Bas-Armagnac” in the hope of discovering and acquiring previous undiscovered gems.