Pineau des Charentes

A lost in his thoughts winemaker would have poured fresh grape juice in a barrel, which he thought was empty, although it contained eau-de-vie. He would have forgotten this barrel several years before he retrieved it, tasted what it contained and found out this gentle blend between eau-de-vie and grape juice…

Pineau blanc (white)

Have you ever heard about melon with Pineau? Yes! that’s a good thing. Otherwise, run to your greengrocer, buy a nice ‘Charentais’ melon, slice it in twice, take the seeds off and pour a bit of Pineau blanc instead. Eat with a spoon. If it’s not the right time for melons, you can also drink this Pineau simply in tulip glass. Grape juice in this Pineau is 40% merlot, 40% ugni-blanc and 20% semillon. This is a peach- honey- and nougat-forward blend.

Pineau rouge (red)

While our Pineau blanc is stored in bug oak barrels, our Pineau rouge is raised in topped-up demi-muids of 600 liters. How do we make our Pineau rouge? 1) grape destemming; 2) hot maceration of the berries during 3 to 6 hours long; 3) night settling; 4) alcohol addition. This explanation is not clear enough? please come over at the property during the grape harvest in September and Théophile will be pleased to show you these steps in action. On the nose and palate, blackcurrant and other red berries come up thanks to the 100% merlot grape juice.

Pineau Vieille Réserve

Culinary speaking, foie gras and blue cheese are our Pineau Vieille Réserve’s best friends. Blend of Pineaux made before 2007, our Vieille Réserve will bring madeira, vermouth, walnut stain and almond to your mouth. Taste it fresh, keep it fresh.

Vieux Pineau Rosé (Old Rosé)

On laisse vieillir notre Pineau rouge, et on découvre qu’il perd sa couleur avec le temps, prenant des reflets tuilés sur sa robe lumineuse. Son rancio affirmé et ses arômes de fruits confits en feront le compagnon idéal de votre gâteau au chocolat.