Legacy has it Pineau was invented by accident: someone mixed unfermented grape with some cognac et voila: fortified wine from la Charente Maritime

Pineau Region

Pineau Recipe

The formula behind Pineau is actually simple: combine grape juice and (at least) 1-year-old Cognac, then age in Cognac casks and tanks for a minimum of 18 months.

Styles of Pineau

Basically only two varieties or styles of Pineau exist:

  • White Pineau
  • Red Pineau

The rest is due to ageing of the type of Cognac used to make the Pineau wine

Pineau styles

Tres Vieux Pineau

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