Is Pineau des Charentes Cognac?

Is Pineau des Charentes Cognac?

Pineau des Charente is a Brandy That is Almost a Cognac. The eaux-de-vie and grape juice mixture is then aged in French oak barrels for at least 18 months. If the mixture is barrel aged for five years, the Pineau can earn the designation of vieux (old) and if for ten years, tres vieux (very old).

What is Pineau de Charentes made from?

Pineau des Charentes is a vin de liqueur, or fortified wine, which is made by blending around a quarter of Cognac with three quarters of grape must or freshly squeeze grape juice. It can come as a white, red or rosé, has an alcohol content of around 17% and is categorised by age in a similar fashion to Cognac.

How do you drink Pineau des Charentes?

How to serve Pineau des Charentes. While it is tempting to drink Pineau des Charentes round the clock, it’s best to limit consumption, as the French do, serving it as a chilled apéritif or with pudding. Drink it chilled or poured over ice.