Pineau des Charentes – yesterday and todayViticulture in the Charentes region of France dates back to Roman times. The first vineyards were planted in the Saintonge, and later spread southwards to the Aunis and Angoulême regions. The town of Cognac and the many ports along the Charente river became centres of the local wine trade.Although ...
Pineau des Charentes – yesterday and todayViticulture in the Charentes region of France dates back to Roman times. The first vineyards were planted in the Saintonge, and later spread southwards to the Aunis and Angoulême regions. The town of Cognac and the many ports along the Charente river became centres of the local wine trade.Although nobody knows exactly how Pineau des Charentes came into being, legend has it that this was due to a fortuitous accident.In 1589 – the year of Henri IV’s coronation – a winegrower is said to have mistakenly poured grape must into a barrel of Cognac.A few years later, when he needed to use the barrel for a particularly large crop, he discovered a pure, marvellous new drink.Pineau des Charentes was born.For over four centuries, the winegrowers who make Pineau des Charentes have maintained high standards for this unique product.
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White
Grape varieties: Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Montils, Meslier Saint-François, Jurançon Blanc, Merlot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet FrancAgeing: Minimum 18 months (12 months in barrel)Alcoholic degree: 16-22% by volumeAppearance: Ranging from pale yellow to a dark golden colour, with thick legsBouquet: Rich, elegant, and very complex, with overtones of lime-blossoms, vine flowers, peaches, plums and figs, accompanied by hints of almonds, prunes, quince jelly, vanilla, and honeyPalate: Fresh and delicious, white Pineau is full-bodied and generous, with a lovely concentrated flavour. This is a refined, delicate wine.
Red and Rosé
Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and MerlotAgeing: 14 months, including at least 8 months in oak barrelsAlcoholic degree: 16-22 % by volumeColour: Varying from pink to deep red, with mahogany, copper, and brown highlightsBouquet: Rosé Pineau des Charentes has a light, fresh, and fruity bouquet with elegant raspberry and cherry aromas. Red Pineau has a concentrated, rich nose with hints of ripe fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry, and morello cherries) accompanied by a touch of spice (cinnamon), liquorice, and vanilla.Palate: Very smooth, full-bodied, and powerful with red fruit flavours and a fine, long aftertaste
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NATURAL APERITIF & PERFECT DRINK COCKTAIL Delicate, dry and fruity, Pineau BRILLET Blanc Prestige is the perfect blend of fresh, young wine and fine Cognac...

30,50 €

NATURAL APERITIF & SUBLIME DESSERT WINE Exceptional Pineau des Charentes which highly notes the huge aromatic wealth of complex oak and honey obtained after long years of cask ageing in oak. Pineau BRILLET Extra Old...

19,00 €

Pineau des Charentes - Colombard Vintage 2011 : This Pineau des Charentes belongs to a very rare category, the Vintage Pineau.

228,00 €

Ambre Very Old Pineau des Charentes White Claude Thorin : This Pineau represents the quintessence of the Pineaux des Charentes of Grande Champagne, it has been made on our domain for decades before ageing until now in oak barrel in our cellars. Its production is limited to only a few dozen bottles a year.

23,50 €

Vieux Pineau des Charentes "Grande Tradition" White N°16 Cognac Domaine de Chateau Guynot : A pineau with multiple medals !!

23,50 €

Vieux Pineau des Charentes "Grande Tradition" Red N°16 Cognac Domaine de Chateau Guynot : A pineau with multiple medals !!

20,50 €

Pineau des Charentes "Tradition" White N°8 Cognac Domaine de Chateau Guynot : A pineau with multiple medals !!

20,50 €

Pineau des Charentes "Tradition" Red N°8 Cognac Domaine de Chateau Guynot : A pineau with multiple medals !!

13,50 €

Pineau des Charentes Red Cognac Domaine de la Chauvilliere The pineau Hauselmann family is what you can really call a "pineau maison". Far from the enormous volumes of the trade, the family knew how to preserve the identity of the pineau created thanks to a real know-how also by raising its pineaux in the cellars of origin of the family and by using old...

13,50 €

Pineau des Charentes White Cognac Domaine de la Chauvilliere The pineau Hauselmann family is what you can really call a "pineau maison". Far from the enormous volumes of the trade, the family knew how to preserve the identity of the pineau created thanks to a real know-how also by raising its pineaux in the cellars of origin of the family and by using...

14,50 €

Pineau des Charentes White - Domaine du Chêne Our traditional Pineau des Charentes white comes from the blending of 3 different grape varieties which is quite rare in Charentes. The grapes come from old plots ensuring a very interesting aromatic richness because the production is low there.

14,50 €

Pineau des Charentes Pink - Domaine du Chêne In order to fully appreciate the aromatic potential and delicacy of pineau rosé, it is strongly recommended to consume it quickly after opening.