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 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.

28,00 €

Old Pineau des Charentes Red cognac Du Frolet Quintard :Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for grape must and 100% Ugni Blanc for cognac. Since 1999, he sleeps in the shelter of the light .... To reveal yourself today in broad daylight! Our spearhead ...

28,00 €

Old Pineau des Charentes Blanc cognac Du Frolet Quintard :100% Colombard for the grape must and 100% Ugni Blanc for the cognac. Since 1998, he sleeps in the shelter of the light .... To reveal yourself today in broad daylight!

16,50 €

Red Pineau Cognac Guillon-Painturaud The nose delivers an aromatic red fruit pallet, a wood note indicates ageing. Round consistent at the palate. After agitation the fruit prevalence grows blurred, a note of violet...

23,00 €

Old White Pineau Cognac Guillon-Painturaud Nose with dominant of honey and vanilla wood, the dry fruit notes appear then. Smooth and spicy this pineau rolls in mouth. Well balanced between roundness and smoothness...

23,00 €

Old Pineau Red Cognac Guillon-Painturaud Nose of a large aromatic smoothness to the notes pastes of fuits and morello cherries. In mouth the character of the red fruits goes with the subtlety of the wood flavours; a delicate note remembers crystallized prunes...

34,00 €

Extra Old Pineau White Cognac Guillon-Painturaud The nose reveals a great elegance and a beautiful intensity; fruits confifs, honey, wax, wood offer a large aromatic pallet. The mouth is round, long and consistent, the wooded notes merge between toast and exotic fruits....

34,00 €

Extra Old Pineau Red Cognac Guillon-Painturaud The nose offers the intensity and the elegance of an ageing under wood. In mouth the attack is full, frank and suave. A glint of wood goes with hints of prune and vanilla. Very long aromatic final...

15,00 €

Pineau des Charentes Blanc Cognac The Pineau des Charentes Coq d'Or express the finesse of the Hardy style, with subtlety in the aromas and a good balance between freshness and roundness.

15,00 €

Pineau des Charentes Red Cognac The Pineau des Charentes Coq d'Or express the finesse of the Hardy style, with subtlety in the aromas and a good balance between freshness and roundness.

25,00 €

The nose shows distinct age character with walnuts, dried raisins and a faint acid lift. The palate is balanced and the lasting flavour of dried raisins confirms the presence of light rancio.