A Pineau des Charentes is a fortified sweet wine which, according to legend, was created by mistake when in 1589 a winemaker accidentally added grape must into a barrel that already contained Cognac brandy. A year later he tasted the mixture and was delighted with the outcome. Gradually, this "serendipitous concoction" gained popularity and became established in the region (Charente, France).
The distillery Jules Gautret produces cognacs and upholds the tradition in the region, supplying high-quality Cognac brandy for the production of Jules Gautret Pineau des Charentes Blanc, a fortified sweet wine that ages in Limousin oak barrels, endowing it with a delightful harmony and sophistication.
Jules Gautret Pineau des Charentes Blanc is an exquisite beverage best served chilled as an aperitif, especially with foie gras or blue cheese, or as an accompaniment to a wide array of desserts or fruits. A tempting "mistake" that is certainly worth exploring.