Terres Chaudes is sourced from vines averaging 35 years of age, planted on sandy soils that are shallower (limestone underneath) than the young vines. This cuvée see a touch of new oak – uncommon in the region – along with a mix of used barrels from the top cuvée. Consequently, it shows a darker fruit profile, along with more tobacco, mineral and black olives notes.
It was Prosper Delord, a travelling distiller, who initially fell in love with the magnificent eau-de-vie of Armagnac. In 1893, he founded the house of Delord that became the Armagnac Delord Brothers, when his two sons Gaston and Georges took over the alambic still and followed in their father's footsteps with the same passion for Armagnac. Today, Gaston's sons Jacques and Pierre Delord continue the family tradition, along with the next generation, Jerome and Sylvain.