An Awardwinning Natural Dessert Wine
Aged for at least 10 years in oak casks, the Brillet Extra Old Pineau is a wonderful mix of Cognac and grape juice aged. Brillet are well known for their ability to produce Pineau des Charentes of an exceptional quality, and has won them a number of awards and accreditations.
This particular Pineau is a beautifully natural aperitif, and will go brilliantly with cheese or dessert.
Note the aromatic wealth of oak and honey - a result of many years aging in oak casks.
It has been crafted with Ugni Blanc and Colombard grapes for the grape juice, and Ugni Blanc for the Cognac eaux-de-vie. The grapes are then macerated after two days to produce a freshly fermented grape juice - but not too much.
Once the grapes have been harvested, then 75% grape juice that has fermented to 1% alcoholic content is carefully mixed with 25% eaux-de-vie Cognac at 71% alcohol.
Besides Cognac, Pineau is a classic spirit created in the Charente. You will typically find that most Cognac houses produce their own family Pineau with their finest stocks.
Brillet XO Pineau Awards
- Silver Medal, Brussels - 2005
- Gold Medal, Montreal - 2004
How to Enjoy
Excellent consumed chilled but without ice, before or during a meal with foie gras or blue cheese. Also goes beautifully with rich desserts.
Presentation of the bottle
Bottled at 17.5% ABV in a 75cl bottle.
About Couprie Cognac
When Pierre Couprie received the distillation permit in 1750, he introduced a long history for the Couprie family. Their estate in Ambleville in the Grande Champagne has been the home to the cognac house sine generations. Like many smaller producers, Couprie Cognac uses only its own wine production to ensure and control the highest quality of their eaux-de-vie. Courpie also produces Pineau des Charentes and liqueurs to broaden their product range.
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