Pineau des Charentes

The Story of Pineau des Charentes

It is a story with merits…; let’s do it. In 1589, a farmer named Mr. Pineau from the region of Burie. A small town between Saintes and Cognac stocked his moû de raisin (the 1st pressed juice of the grapes) in a barrel. The barrel was forgotten in some corner of his cave. To add to the broth, the keg had been the habitat of some Cognac for many years. Then imagine when a few years have gone.

Pineau des Charentes

Our farmer checked this forgotten barrel, and to his surprise…, what he found was extraordinary. Pinot des Charentes had been invented. Average Pinot has an 18 months Oak barrel life, while the best Pinots go for 4 years.

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