Fine Terroir Selections began offering new imports, Château de Laubade Armagnacs and Château de Montifaud Cognacs, to Connecticut accounts this winter. Built in 1870 in Gascony, Château de Laubade is a premier Armagnac property of 260 acres of single vineyard and located in Sorbets d’Armagnac, in the heart of the Bas Armagnac appellation. The Lesgourgues family has been running the estate since 1974. Since 1998, Arnaud and Denis Lesgourgues represent the third generation to craft the award-winning spirits grapes from their own vineyards and, notably, aged in their own barrels, as it is the only Brandy house that has its own cooperage. Fine Terroir also welcomed Château de Montifaud Cognacs. The Vallet family has produced its fine cognacs through six generations from its vineyards since 1837. The cognac house was begun by Augustin Vallet and carried on in succession by Pierre, Maurice, Louis and Michel, and now Laurent, who came to join his father and grandfather in October 2000. The Château location in Petite Champagne is one of the most exclusive regions of cognac. Very few cognac houses are able to use the term “Chateau” for their cognac, a legal designation unique to the property and the Vallet family where they make their cognacs.