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Pineau des Charentes, a fine bouquet and flavour

There are many varieties of Pineau des Charentes for you to enjoy:  white, rosé, red, vieux (old), and très vieux (very old).

White

Pineau des Charentes blancGrape 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
Appearance: Ranging from pale yellow to a dark golden colour, with thick legs
Bouquet: Rich, elegant, and very complex, with overtones of lime-blossoms, vine flowers, peaches, plums and figs, accompanied by hints of almonds, prunes, quince jelly, vanilla, and honey
Palate:  Fresh and delicious, white Pineau is full-bodied and generous, with a lovely concentrated flavour. This is a refined, delicate wine.

Vieux and 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.
Colour: Dark golden colour with amber and brown highlights
Bouquet: Honey, vanilla, prune, cinnamon aromas with nutty overtones
Palate: Long oak ageing gives this Pineau a powerful flavour and a unique characteristic referred to as rancio.

Red and rosé Pineau des Charentes

Pineau des Charentes roséGrape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Merlot
Ageing: 14 months, including at least 8 months in oak barrels
Alcoholic degree: 16-22 % by volume
Colour: Varying from pink to deep red, with mahogany, copper, and brown highlights
Bouquet: Rosé Pineau des Charentes has a light, fresh, and fruity bouquet with elegant raspberry and cherry aromas. Red Pineau has a concentrated, rich nose with hints of ripe fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry, and morello cherries) accompanied by a touch of spice (cinnamon), liquorice, and vanilla.  
Palate: Very smooth, full-bodied, and powerful with red fruit flavours and a fine, long aftertaste.

Red and rosé Vieux and Très vieux

Ageing: 5 years minimum in oak barrels for Vieux and 10 years for Très Vieux Pineau des Charentes
Colour: pink with amber and brick-coloured highlights  
Bouquet and palate: Hints of oak, prune, and chocolate on the nose. Lovely long, aromatic aftertaste.