Sempe V.S.O.P. is produced from a single distillation of white wine (A blend of Folle Blanche, Ugni Blanc and other regional grape varieties from the Bas-Armagnac and Ténarèze regions) in a typical alambic copper-still. As soon as it emerges from the still, the Armagnac is put into oak casks, known as 'Armagnac pièces' for a minimum of six years (50% longer than is required by French law). Most of the oak timber which is used comes from the Armagnac forest. The resulting spirit possesses astonishingly smooth and fragrant character that has won it the title of the 'velvet flame.' An excellent digestif, Sempé V.S.O.P. will also complement apple and almond desserts, flourless chocolate cakes or coffee after a meal.