Originally the result of a fortunate accident towards the end of the 16th Century involving a mix-up with grape juice and some young cognac, the curious hybrid that is Pineau de Charentes is now assiduously produced to the highest standards under strict French Appellation Controlee laws. Read More »
Champagne producer Goyard use their leftover juice to make this Ratafia. A blend of grape musts and wine eaux-de vie aged in oak barrels, this is delightful as an aperitif. Alternatively use it to make an Allegrata by adding 5cl to 3cl of orange juice and a dash of lime.
Excellent aged white Pineau des Charentes from pre-eminent producer Chateau de Beaulon, also producers of outstanding quality cognacs. For best results, try this delicious pineau well-chilled from the fridge.
A rosé Pineau des Charentes from a traditional pineau producer whose vineyards sit on the hillsides facing Charentes. This pineau is unfiltered and may drop some sediment, so make sure to let the bottle sit before pouring.