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Pineau des Charentes Ménard
Ref : 169074
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 15 € / liter
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Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
A whirlwind of flavors is waiting for you with this gold Pineau that has copper highlights. You will be amazed by its greedy fragrances of dry apricots, stewed prunes and peach marmalade. They perfectly ally with a spicier scent recalling ginger. In mouth, its temper introduces a taste of quince spiced by the taste of ginger and cocoa.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The Pineau des Charentes was -first- the result of a mistake. A winemaker would have poor some brandy in what he thought was an empty wine barrel.
Domain and appellation
Established by Jean Ménard in 1815, the eponyme brand gives local products an international dimension. Specialized in Pineau and Cognac, the Ménard maison benefits from an ancestral savoir-faire.
- Terroir: Spread across 80 hectares, the vineyard is situated on one of the Cognac region’s classified 1er Crus: Grande Champagne.
- Viticulture: This pineau was made with ugni Blanc, sémillon and montils.
- Making: The blend is distilled in copper alembics.
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