Growth area & soil: Petite Champagne
Chainier Pineau des Charentes Blanc
The award-winning Chainier Pineau des Charentes Blanc is made of Ugni Blanc (70%) and Colombard grapes (30%) from Petite Champagne, sourced from selected old vines with a south/south-west exposure. During the harvests, these grapes are pressed in a pneumatic wine press under low pressure to prevent oxidisation. Twelve hours after being decanted, some young Cognac is added to the juice in order to prevent instant fermentation; it’s not until the following winter that the Pineau will be matured with the lees. After 3 to 4 years it will be blended with different vintages to obtain a consistent flavor and quality before finally being filtered and bottled.
The Chainier family, originally from the Petite Champagne region, have been making Cognac and Pineau de Charentes for generations. It was in 1970 that Guy Chainier and his son Dominique began to work together on a range of Cognacs, and in the 1980s Dominique Chainier took over the family property in Arthenac to develop the retail side of the business. Branching out from the smaller of the two Champagne regions, the family purchased an 18-hectare vineyard in Grande Champagne, expanding their product potential significantly.
Fiercely independent, the family continue marketing their own products today, with Dominique Chainier and his grandson Clément reaching people around the world through their website as well as numerous trade fairs.
- Barbezieux Pineau Competition 2016: Silver Medal
- Concours des Saveurs Régionales 2016: Silver Medal
- Concours des Saveurs Régionales 2010: Silver Medal
- Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2008 and 2006: Silver Medal
- Barbezieux Pineau Competition 1999: Gold Medal
- Concours Général Agricole de Paris 1997: Gold Medal
- Concours des Saveurs Régionales 1997: Gold Medal
Presentation of the Bottle
The Chainier Pineau des Charentes Blanc comes in a tall, straight bottle, a classic style which was originally popular in the 19th century. The understated label features the Chainier emblem and the bottle is sealed with gold foil on the neck.
How to Enjoy Chainier Pineau des Charentes Blanc
This wonderful Pineau des Charentes is an ideal aperitif, served very cold (5-6°C). It also goes well with foie gras, melon, desserts and even fermented cheeses.
About Chainier Cognac
For generations, the Chainier family has been producing Cognac in both of the Champagne terroirs in Cognac. The current estate consists of a familial vineyard in the town of Arthenac and an 18-hectare estate in Lignières-Sonneville, both acquired by Dominique Chainier in the 1980s. Maintaining control of their production as well as their branding and marketing, the family produce a high-quality range of traditional Cognac as well as Pineau de Charentes, which they have been making since 1966.
Visiting Cognac Chainier
15 Lieu dit La Barde Fagnouse, 17520 Arthenac, France
Phone: 05 46 49 12 85
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