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

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.

14,50 €

Pineau des Charentes Red - Domaine du ChêneA pineau warm, fresh and balanced!

27,00 €

Pineau des Charentes White "Colombard" - Domaine du ChêneA Pineau made from 100% Colombard grape!

27,00 €

Pineau des Charentes White "La Vigne de Mon Grand-Père" - Domaine du Chêne An exceptional pineau, composed of 100% Merlot Blanc! A rare grape variety in the Charente region. Its name comes from vineyards planted by the grandfather of Jean-Marie Baillif. Vines that are now over 80 years old!

27,00 €

Old White Pineau des Charentes - Domaine du Chêne This is the story of our house. Our Old Pineau is mainly made from old Ugni-Blanc and Colombard vines, matured in oak barrels for about ten years.

27,00 €

Old Pineau des Charentes Red - Domaine du Chêne From the estate's reserves, this Pineau is aged in a cellar dedicated to it. He acquired during these long years of aging a copper robe and intense rancio. It expresses itself on the palate with notes of nuts and old Cognacs.

45,00 €

Extra Old White Pineau des Charentes - Domaine du Chêne Our traditional Pineau des Charentes red comes from two different grape varieties. The harvest is destemmed and macerated to extract an intense color and the taste of red fruits.

14,00 €

Pineau Blanc Cognac Drouet & Fils :a gift edged bottle, representative of its terroir

14,00 €

Pineau des Charentes Blanc cognac Du Frolet Quintard : 100% Colombard for the grape must and 100% Ugni Blanc for the cognac. A selection of Pineau from 3 to 5 years of aging is assembled a year before bottling to give them time to create the perfect alliance.

14,00 €

Pineau des Charentes Red cognac Du Frolet Quintard : 100% Merlot for grape must and 100% Ugni Blanc for cognac. A selection of Pineau from 3 to 5 years of aging is assembled a year before bottling to give them time to create the perfect alliance.