This is a blend of Cognac and grape juice from the Cognac region. The resulting flavor has notes of peaches, plums, prunes, and toasted nuts. Pineau is often kept cold in fridges throughout the region and is served on hot days when guests arrive, much like rosé in Provence. Because of its sweetness, this also pairs tremendously well with cheese plates, but its also great mixed with brown spirits like rum, rye, and bourbon as a substitute for vermouth.
"Ageing: minimum 18 months (minimun 12 months in oak cask)
"Color: Amber with gold glint
"Nose: complex and elegant - notes of honey, tilleul, fleur de vigne mixed with fresh fruits - like peach, prune, fig - and dry - almond, pate de coing -, with a hint of vanilla.
"Mouth: very fresh at the beginning, nice balance between the sweetness and the acidity of the pineau. The aromas are persisting with fruity notes."