Pineau des Charentes White
Grape varieties: Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, Colombard, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Montils, Meslier Saint-François, Jurançon Blanc, Merlot Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc
Ageing: Minimum 18 months (12 months in barrel)
Alcoholic degree: 16-22% by volume
Vieux et Très Vieux White Pineau
Ageing: Vieux Pineau des Charentes blanc is oak aged for at least 5 years, while the Très Vieux ages for a minimum of 10 years.
Whether enjoyed with a starter or dessert, Pineau des Charentes is best served cold (8-10°C), in a tulip-shaped glass, to appreciate the wine’s full range of flavours and aromas. Young Pineau makes an ideal aperitif, whereas a Vieux or Très Vieux Pineau is a perfect way to round off your meal.
Pineau is also great in cocktails, blended with fruit juice, tonic water and a few mint leaves.
A Vieux or Très Vieux white Pineau goes exceptionally well with foie gras, blue cheese, and goat's cheese. Melon is also a much appreciated match with young white Pineau.
The Vieilles Réserves
10 long years in oak
This legendary wine embodies the noble heritage of Château de Beaulon.
Gold Medal, Vinexpo 1999
Gold Medal, Brussels 2000
Prestige Citadelles Bordeaux 2003
Gold Medal, Vinexpo 2005
Exceptional Reserve, limited quantities
The magic of 20 long years ageing in Tronçais oak.
White Pineau 1982
Silver Medal Vinalies International 2007
Citadelles Trophy Vinexpo Bordeaux 2007
Prestige Trophy Citadelle, Bordeaux 2008
Silver Medal Vinalies International China 2008
The secret of producing Pineau des Charentes is knowing how to make an expert blend of fresh grape juice (from the Ugni Blanc and Colombard varieties) and old Cognac.
This Pineau des Charentes has been aged in oak barrels for several years, so the blend of grape juice and Cognac is very harmonious.
This extra old Pineau is the result of long, patient barrel ageing, which contributes to a sumptuous, elegant bouquet. Due to long ageing, this Pineau has the colour of old gold, with coppery highlights.
This extra old Pineau is the result of long, patient barrel ageing, which contributes to a sumptuous, elegant bouquet.
Due to long ageing, this Pineau has the colour of old gold, with coppery highlights.