Le Pineau des Charentes - Spécialité du Poitou-Charentes



bill1

bill1 (67)

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 Don't bother unless you particularly like raw spirits.  :)

BobCarroll

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Having lived in the area where this is produced for some years, I'm surprised that you've chosen to apply the description "raw spirit" to this rather delightful and popular, refreshing aperitif. It is as much raw spirit as a good sherry. As far as I'm aware it is produced from a skilful combination of grape juice and eau de vie de cognac. It comes in two varieties, red and white, derived from (I believe) the ugni blanc and another grape type, as is the local brandy, cognac). The Charentaise producteurs vie with each other every millesime to win the coveted medals. It improves over time like many similar products but is supplied to the public at around eighteen percent ABV and makes for an absolutely sound palate cleanser prior to summer barbecues. I highly recommend it. It's just occured to me that this comment should be in French - I apologise!

bill1

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 Well, I don't much like spirits, so my comments are doubtless biased.  Why spoil perfectly good wine?  :)  (Although I admit to  liking a dry sherry before a meal.  Or a gin and tonic. Or.......  Ok. Drink it if you must.  :) 

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Busy  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Having lived in the area where this is produced for some years, I'm surprised that you've chosen to apply the description "raw spirit" to this rather delightful and popular, refreshing aperitif. It is as much raw spirit as a good sherry. As far as I'm aware it is produced from a skilful combination of grape juice and eau de vie de cognac. It comes in two varieties, red and white, derived from (I believe) the ugni blanc and another grape type, as is the local brandy, cognac). The Charentaise producteurs vie with each other every millesime to win the coveted medals. It improves over time like many similar products but is supplied to the public at around eighteen percent ABV and makes for an absolutely sound palate cleanser prior to summer barbecues. I highly recommend it.

I learn: French
I speak: English
busuu-berries: 14298
 
Busy  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Having lived in the area where this is produced for some years, I'm surprised that you've chosen to apply the description "raw spirit" to this rather delightful and popular, refreshing aperitif. It is as much raw spirit as a good sherry. As far as I'm aware it is produced from a skilful combination of grape juice and eau de vie de cognac. It comes in two varieties, red and white, derived from (I believe) the ugni blanc and another grape type, as is the local brandy, cognac). The Charentaise producteurs vie with each other every millesime to win the coveted medals. It improves over time like many similar products but is supplied to the public at around eighteen percent ABV and makes for an absolutely sound palate cleanser prior to summer barbecues. I highly recommend it.

Mezua

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Le Pineau des Charentes est un apéritif délicieux, mais attention la qualité dépend aussi de la provenance et de la marque.