PINEAU DES CHARENTES « French Liquor Wine, Blend of Cognac and Grape Juice »
HISTORY : The vineyard has been established in the 17th century with the Château des Plassons. Before only located in the south of Charente the Vineyard has been considerably extented since the past 15 years.
LOCATION : Pineau des Charentes - Cognac
SOIL : exceptional geological plateau of easily assimilated limestone
GRAPE VARIETIES :
100% Ugni blanc Grape Juice
100% Ugni blanc Cognac
GROWING AREA IN COGNAC Grande Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Fins Bois and Bons Bois
VINEYARDS AREA : 200 hectares
AVERAGE AGE OF VINES : 30 years
VINIFICATION : Natural wine fermentation thanks to a high control of the temperatures all along the process
DISTILLATION : In the outbuildings of the castle, we lead the stills with a process of a double discontinu distillation in hundred-years-old Alambic charentais made of copper. All the aromas of the wine can release themselves.
BLEND : Over 10 different "Eaux de vie" from Bon bois & Fin bois and white grape Juice from Bons Bois. This blend will age for 2 years in oak barrels in the tranquility of the cellars.
TASTING NOTES : Intense and generous, its bouquet is an explosion of freshly picked black fruit, (blackcurrant, blackberries, morello cherries), the aromas are enhanced by the notes of spices, liquorice, cinnamon and vanilla.
It can be drunk as an aperitif, with a melon from Charente or with a dessert.
Service: Serve fresh 8°.