Growth area & soil: Fins Bois
Guy Pinard XO Folle Blanche Pinard
The Guy Pinard XO Folle Blanche Pinard is a Cognac from the Fins Bois region. Produced from the Folle Blanche grape, it boasts an endearing rarity due to the recent trade of this variety for the commonly found Ugni Blanc. A staple of cognac vineyards before the phylloxera crisis in the 19th century, it now only accounts for around 1% of all the grapes grown in the region. An unmissable choice, it is a rare opportunity to taste the excellence of the Folle Blanche.
This XO quality cognac is made from organically farmed grapes, bottled without adding sugar, and the color is totally natural. With organic Cognac’s steadily rising in popularity, the XO is an excellent example of why stripped back Cognac’s are taking center stage. Produced by a Cognac house that originated in the 17th century, Guy Pinard & Fils embodies brilliance and expertise in selecting the finest Cognacs from exceptional harvest years. Proving its superiority, the Cognac is an excellent example of why this Cognac house is renowned for rare and remarkable Cognacs.
Presentation of the bottle
Bold serif font offers insight into the fine details of the blend, with markings of its tale offered with subtle, traditional styling. Finished with a deep rouge stamp and a charming cork top it's elegant with effortless ease.
How to enjoy
Enjoy this cognac neat, at a temperature of around 25 ° C. It embodies bet when sipped from a tulip glass.
Pure Folle Blanche
A very fine example of Folle Blanche Cognac (I am also a fan of Folle Blanche in Armagnac I have to confess). Colour like white wine and a delicate, floral nose with grapes, pear and melon fruits. On the palate fresh, deep fruity notes of pear again, sweet melons, honey and a good, oily density...
Guy Pinard Folle Blanche XO
The Cognac pours a pale light yellow color. One could be forgiven for thinking that there was a light white wine in the glass. I find it refreshing that the label clearly states that the Cognac does not contain any added sugar and that the color is natural, a very promising start I must say. What...
Sometimes joy is the process of meeting with the heart. Opening a bottle of cognac and drinking it is also joy. This cognac can be very sweet. The obvious floral and orange peel aromas spill out, and a sip of sweet cognac brings the satisfaction before bedtime. May I sleep well and dream beautifully...
About Guy Pinard Fils Cognac
The Guy Pinard Familly is a pioneer of organic winery in France and is the first organic Cognac producer. Pinard's property is situated in the little village of Foussignac, in the heart of the “Fins Bois de Jarnac” a small sub-region which has been renowned for its elegant and floral Cognacs for hundreds of years. This specific “terroir”, together with the organic methods and the Pinard family know-how leads to authentic Cognacs.
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