Cultivated, harvested, vinified, elaborated, aged and bottled at the Chateau.
Grape varieties : 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Patiently aged at least five years in 225 L French oak casks.
Tasting notes of the Winemaker :
Beautiful amber color with golden tints, it offers a powerful aromatic nose, with subtle hints of ripe yellow fruits like apricot, honey and raisins, spice and flowers, oranges !
It is pleasantly sweet and refreshing with a great harmony between grape flavours and Cognac aromas.
Intense, elegant and distinguished, this Pineau is the inimitable meeting of roundness and elegance that makes it one of the most famous ambassadors of its appellation.
Always served chilled, the Pineau d’Orignac is not only delicious as an aperitif ; it is also excellent with meals and desserts and very good with cheese too.
- Yvan Meyer (Vinificateur and Oenologist)
The history of Pineau des Charentes can be traced back to the 16th century when Henry IV came to the throne of France. Legend has is that in the 1589 harvest time, a winegrower accidently poured grape must into a barrel already containing eau de vie. The mixture was rolled to the back of the Lord’s cellar. A few years later, the barrel was needed as a result of a bumper harvest. The owner was somewhat surprised by the marvellous brew, limpid and sunny as the land of Charentes
Rich and complex, fruity (blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry…) and slightly spicy (cinnamon, vanilla). Soft attack, balanced. Flowing, round tannins are unobtrusive and pleasant. Aromas of ripe red fruits.