There are vast vineyards of Aramagnac grapes and I passed two huge processing plants for these. Our most gracious host served Aramagnac after dinner, with a little speech about it. As it was on French I only understood the immense pride in his voice.
Aramagnac grape juice is distilled into 40 percent alcohol. We all, six of us pilgrims, went right to bed after that wallop of a stiff drink.
I just love walking in France!