Pineau des Charentes Réserve
"This one is stunning. It feels like a caress, and when you take a sip is so good you stop talking."
Victoria Moore, The Guardian.
A heady palate of dried fruits, honey and molasses make this a failsafe partner to 'foie gras' or chocolate desserts.
The Domaine Gardrat Pineau des Charentes Réserve (made from a blend of Cognac and grape juice) has wonderful autumnal aromas and warming vanilla notes on the palate. Aged in oak barrels for a minimum of six months, it has a deeper, tawny colour and is more complex than the Pineau des Charents Blanc.
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The family estate of Domaine Gardrat can be found west of the Cognac vineyards, 20 minutes from Roan, in Cozes. The property was originally acquired in 1894, and now covers some 40 hectares of vines including a number of different soil types. This allows different grapes to be planted accordingly on the best soils. The first bottling took place in 1977 for Pineau des Charentes, and in 1988 for Vin de Pays Charentais, of which their Sauvignon Blanc is a perennial Yapp favourite. "People today know wine, know how to drink and enjoy. They are looking for authentic products." says Lionel Gardrat. Lionel and his brother Jean-Pierre now look after the estate and are fortunate to have been awarded numerous awards at the annual Concours Général Agricole in Paris - they have received over forty medals since they began entering their wines in 1996.
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