A different kind of Pineau

Gaston Rivière, Pineau des Charentes, Pineau François 1er, White Pineau nv This has the taste and smell of Cognac and grape juice and follows-on from its creation. The grapes are old vine Colombard, fortified with minimum one year old Cognac added to the must after pressing and before fermentation. The proportion is approximately 25% Cognac and 75% juice. The aperitif is then aged in Limousin oak for at least 3 years. Gaston Riviere, proprietaire au Domaine des Gatinauds in Angeac in the Charente 17% purchased for $21.99 at Bottle Barn

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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