The Pineau des Charentes

The decree of October 12th, 1945 sets the strict standards of the Controlled Appellation of Pineau des Charentes. Stemming from a blend between grape must and cognac eau de vie (at least 60° proof) from the same estate, Pineau des Charentes must obtain a degree between 16° to 22°. Production does not exceed 57 hectolitres per acre.

 

We have 4 references of Pineau des Charentes :  "white", "red",  "old white" and "old red".

 

Pineau des Charentes Blanc "White" of Domaine Pautier
Pineau des Charentes Blanc "White" of Domaine Pautier

 

The Pineau des Charentes Blanc "White" of Domaine Pautier

 

 

  • Grape variety : Ugni blanc and Montil,

 

  • Average age : 3 years,

 

  • Characteristics : A sweet fortified wine with hints of honey, mead, citric undertones, quince jam,

 

  • Consumption : For an aperitif, with a soft goat's cheese, and with shellfish and white meat.

 

  • Price : 10 € 60
Pineau des Charentes Rosé of Domaine Pautier
Pineau des Charentes Rosé of Domaine Pautier

 

The Pineau des Charentes Rosé "red" of Domaine Pautier

 

  • Grape variety : Merlot and Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon,

 

  • Average age : 3 years,

 

  • Characteristics : Fruity wine with hints of raspberries, cherries, strawberries, blackberries,

 

  • Consumption : For an aperitif, with melons, berries or just with a dessert.

 

  • Price : 10 € 60
Pineau des Charentes Vieux Blanc "Old White" of Domaine Pautier
Pineau des Charentes Vieux Blanc "Old White" of Domaine Pautier

 

The Pineau des Charentes Vieux Blanc "Old White" of Domaine Pautier

 

  • Name : “Vieux” (old) after 5 years or more of ageing in oak barrels.

 

  • Average age : 10 years.

 

  • Characteristics : A sweet and full bodies fortified wine with hints of dry apricot, cashew nuts, gingerbread.

 

  • Consumption : For an aperitif, with foie gras, cheese (blue, goat's cheese, old Comté, old Beaufort, etc.).

 

  • Price : 17 € 80
Pineau des Charentes Vieux Rosé of Domaine Pautier
Pineau des Charentes Vieux Rosé of Domaine Pautier

 

The Pineau des Charentes Vieux Rosé "old red" of Domaine Pautier

 

  • Name : “Vieux” (old) after 5 years or more of ageing in oak barrels,

 

  • Average age : 10 years,

 

  • Characteristics : A thick fortified wine with hints of prunes, nutmeg, morello jam, cherries and a lingering chocolate taste,

 

  • Consumption : Served chilled as an aperitif, with foie gras and fig compote, and any sort of chocolate.

 

  • Price : 17 € 80