Pineau Des Charentes Wine

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Available in White and Rose. A dessert or aperitif wine, made from a blend of lightly-fermented grape must and Cognac. In 1589, a wine maker accidentally added grape must into a barrel that he believed was empty but in fact contained cognac. Two years later it was unearthed and hence Pineau was born. The resulting drink is between 16 and 22% ABV. Pineau des Charentes should be served chilled (8-10°C) in a tulip-shaped glass such as a sherry glass. The taper of this type of glass better enhances the aroma of the wine. Pineau des Charentes does not benefit from ageing. However, storing unopened bottles away from sources of light will do no harm to the wine, although bottles should be stored upright to reduce the exposed surface area. Once opened, Pineau des Charentes will keep for some time in the fridge. – Description from rcportz

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  • Pineau des Charentes Beaufranc NV

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    I bought two bottles of this wine from the website ... for £10. Pineau des Charentes got full appellation status in 1945 although there is a long history going back to the 16th century.. It is not really wine as such but consists of two parts grape juice and one part brandy aged in oak barrels and comes from an area around the town of Cognac i... Read More

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  • Pineau des Charentes Gaec Brard Blanchard NV

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a wine merchant in Sussex for £10.Pineau des Charentes is a traditional blend of brandy and grape juice going back to the 16th century made in the Cognac area. The Blanchard family have been making this for several generations. They now have 20 hectares spread over a large area. which they have been farming org... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Chateau d'Orignac Pineau des Charentes 2006

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  • Chateau d'Orignac Pineau des Charentes 2006

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    Smooth, flavourful and delicate Read More

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  • Pineau des Charentes Blanc Logis de la Montagne NV

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  • Chateau d'Orignac Pineau des Charentes NV

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    This is absolutely wonderful. What a great light spice...keep this in the fridge and drink a lot of it. Read More

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  • Chateau d'Orignac Pineau des Charentes NV

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  • Marnier Lapostolle Pineau des Charentes Grande Réserve NV

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    Quite a strong orange flavor. I thought it might be a bit more like a late harvest dessert wine, and it is sweet on the front end, but more of the alcohol aftertaste comes through with orange. So-so in my books. Read More

    Wine review by jerw


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