Pineau des Charentes

The regional apéritif is a blend of grape juice (75%) and one year old cognac eau-de-vie (25%). Adding alcohol stops the fermentation process. Pineau is aged on lees in oak barrels which used to contain cognac and acquires all of its amazing flavours with time. The sugar and alcohol balance gives birth to a smooth and pretty delicate beverage. Here at Domaine Fradon we favour uniqueness over standardization and our pineau is aged for a minimum 5 years.

White Pineau des Charentes

  • Annual production: 12 000 bottles (50 cl, 75 cl)
  • Elaboration: selection of the best juices, mutage with eau-de-vie, 1 year ageing on the lees
  • Ageing: matured in oak barrels for a minimum of 5 years

Tasting notes: dark gold with glints of amber, notes of honey and dried fruit, soft and smooth on the palate

Damien's word

Red Pineau des Charentes

  • Annual production: 12 000 bottles (50 cl, 75 cl)
  • Elaboration: selection of the best juices, mutage with eau-de-vie, 1 year ageing on the lees
  • Ageing: matured in oak barrels for a minimum of 5 years

Tasting notes: deep ruby colour, notes of berries and red fruit

Damien's word:

Old Pineau des Charentes

  • Annual production: 4 000 bottles (75 cl)
  • Elaboration: selection of the best juices, mutage with eau-de-vie, 1 year ageing on the lees
  • Ageing: matured in oak barrels for a minimum of 15 years

Tasting notes: amber colour, strong nutty notes with hints of dried fruit, very complex flavours with a long finish

Damien's word: "The pride and joy of our Domaine, this old Pineau pairs wonderfully with foie gras, matured goat cheese or a greengage tart freshly out of the oven..."