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Francois Voyer Pineau Des Charentes Rose 75cl

Francois Voyer Pineau Des Charentes Rose 75cl

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Country of origin:  France
 

Grape variety:  Fortified wine made from a blend of grape juice and Cognac eau-de-vie.

About:   A Sweet and Fruity Aperitif from France

Pineau des Charentes Rose is a sweet and fruity aperitif from the Charente region of France. It is made by blending Cognac brandy with grape juice, and is typically bottled at 17% ABV. Pineau des Charentes Rose has a pale pink colour and a nose of red berries, cherries, and plums. The palate is sweet and smooth, with flavours of red fruits, spices, and oak. Pineau des Charentes Rose is best served chilled and can be enjoyed as an aperitif or dessert wine.

History of Pineau des Charentes

Pineau des Charentes is a relatively young wine, with its origins dating back to the 16th century. The exact story of its creation is unknown, but it is believed to have been accidental. A winemaker in the Charente region accidentally added Cognac brandy to a barrel of grape juice, and the resulting wine was so delicious that it became popular.

How Pineau des Charentes is Made

Pineau des Charentes is made by blending Cognac brandy with grape juice. The grape juice can be either red or white, but Pineau des Charentes Rose is made with red grape juice. The brandy and grape juice are blended together and then aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two years. The length of aging can vary, depending on the desired flavour profile.

How to Serve Pineau des Charentes Rose

Pineau des Charentes Rose is best served chilled and can be enjoyed as an aperitif or dessert wine. It can also be used in cocktails. Some popular cocktails that use Pineau des Charentes Rose include the Pineau Colada and the French Mule.

Tasting Notes:  Pineau des Charentes Rose has a pale pink colour and a nose of red berries, cherries, and plums. The palate is sweet and smooth, with flavours of red fruits, spices, and oak. Pineau des Charentes Rose is a relatively light wine, with a moderate body and acidity.

Food Pairing:  Pineau des Charentes Rose can be paired with a variety of foods, including:

  • Cheese: Pineau des Charentes Rosé can be paired with hard cheeses, such as cheddar or Parmesan.
  • Desserts: It can be paired with desserts that are made with fruits, such as pies or tarts.
  • Chocolate: Pineau des Charentes Rosé can be paired with dark chocolate.
  • Foie gras: Pineau des Charentes Rosé can be paired with foie gras.

Product Specifications:

Closure:  Cork

Alcohol %:  %

Unit size:  75cl

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