Pineau des Charentes
In Cognac, the local aperitif is Pineau. A fortified wine, made from fresh grape juice and cognac eau-de-vie, then matured in large oak casks for a couple of years ~ its absolutely delicious!
Served chilled, and shared with friends, or even better, in the company of the local Charentais people.
During harvest 2018 François made Organic Pineau, this will be released for drinking in 2020 ! Its a question of patience.