A childhood friendship at the origin of this project
The history of the P&C brand has its origin in the childhood friendship between its founders.
Passionate about sports and in love with our terroir, our team willingness is now to promote both Pineau des Charentes and Cognac and to build a brand of international notoriety, directly developed by the winemaker which will seduce you thanks to its history, its authenticity, its innovation and its quest for excellence.
History of Pineau des Charentes and Cognac P&C
History of Cognac
Winegrowing appeared in the Charentes region by the end of the first century after JC. In the Middle-Age, wines of the Charentes region were appreciated in the Northern European countries (England, Flanders, Holland and Norway) and international trade was encouraged by the navigation on the river Charente.
However, because of a high degree of alcohol, the quality of the wines was altered by the length of sea journeys, which led the Dutch to distill the wines in order to better preserve them: they invented the “brandwijn” and drank it with water.
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Tasting and culinary associations of Pineau des Charentes and Cognac P&C
Tasting & cocktails
Cognac can be tasted in two ways :
– traditionally digestive, pure and at room temperature for old Cognac (Napoleon, XO …),
– but also as an aperitif, lying down, on ice or in cocktail for the youngest (***, VS, VSOP).
The richness of the aromas is extended with floral, fruity, woody or spicy notes.
Gastronomy is also developing around Cognac, particularly with particularly tasty Cognac-Meal accords :
– fish, seafood, dried hams, white and red meats,
– but also dessert with chocolate or some cheeses.
The P&C Pineau des Charentes
The Pineau des Charentes, originally legendary, shares its history with Cognac. For more than four centuries, winemakers elaborate, with passion, this unique wine in the world, in the respect of the traditions and know-how transferred from a generation to another.
Since 1945, the quality of their workis rewarded by an “Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée, AOC” (Controlled Appellation of Origin).
Thanks to a unique “terroir”, located between the country and the Atlantic Ocean, the fertility of chalky soils and the oceanic climate enable an excellent grape ripening. Continue reading “The Pineau des Charentes”
Cognac benefits of a Controlled Appellation of Origin which guarantees an elaboration of quality. Its origin, its terroir and manufacturing methods scrupulously respect the Cognac technical specifications.
A unique territory and characteristic grape varieties
The vineyard extends over approximatively 75 000 hectares which are located in the Charente-Maritime and the main part of the Charente departments, as well as two enclave in Dordogne and Deux-Sèvres. It is divided in 6 “crus” which are defined by their soil geological characteristics :
– the Grande Champagne, which produces the finest and lightest eaux-de-vie, Continue reading “The Cognac”