Normandin-Mercier Aperitif Pineau des Charentes Blanc (White) 17% 750ml$75.00
Assembly of two-thirds of white grape freshly pressed and very mature (Ugni Blanc) with a third of one year Cognac, the whole aged in an oak cask for five years. It is only at the end of this period that we obtain Pineau of the Charente carefully married. The subtlety lies in fresh notes of fruit, a delicate sugar and well-melted alcohol. Tasting Notes Colour: Ranging from pale yellow to a dark golden colour, with thick legs. Nose: Rich, elegant, and very complex, with overtones of lime-blossoms, vine flowers, peaches, plums and figs, accompanied by hints of almonds, prunes, quince jelly, vanilla, and honey. Palate: Fresh and delicious, white Pineau is full-bodied and generous, with a lovely concentrated flavour. This is a refined, delicate wine Best served chilled as an aperitif or dessert wine.
Pere Jules Pommeau de Normandie AOC (apple juice + Calvados) 5 years 17% 700ml$61.00
Pommeau de Normandie is a produced by blending young Calvados (Apple brandy) with the must of fresh apples to a strength of 17%. This blend is then wood aged for a minimum of three years, though this Le Pere Jules bottling has seen more than five years in oak. This process is not dissimilar to that of Pineau des Charentes. Served slightly chilled as an aperitif, or with cheeses.
Francois Voyer Pineau des Charentes Blanc (White Mistelle) 17.5% 750ml$54.00
Subtle and elegant Composed of 2/3 of grape juice and 1/3 of Cognac (approximately, the exact percentage is our secret), blended just after the grape harvesting. Aged in oak barrels more than 18 months after the blend Aromas of fresh fruit with hints of honey, pleasantly sweet... To be tasted cool as an aperitif, with some desserts (fresh fruit tart, fruit salad, vanilla cream...) or with a goose liver paté. Colour: Gold, slightly amber Nose: Powerful, round nose with aromas of figs, vanilla, floral notes like the flower of the vine Floral notes, honey vanilla
Normandin-Mercier Aperitif Pineau des Charentes Blanc (White) Tres Vieux 12 years 17% 750ml$143.00
Aperitif made with Fresh white Grape Juice + Cognac 60%. Ranging from pale yellow to a dark golden colour, with thick legs. Rich, elegant, and very complex, with overtones of lime-blossoms, vine flowers, peaches, plums and figs, accompanied by hints of almonds, prunes, quince jelly, vanilla, and honey. Fresh and delicious, white Pineau is full-bodied and generous, with a lovely concentrated flavour. This is a refined, delicate wine. To drink chilled without ice cubes in an aperitif or as a dessert wine. For more Mistelles, Click HERE
Dumangin Ratafia de Champagne 3 years+ 18% 750ml$93.00
Four simultaneous types of ageing during a minimum of 3 years: Traditional barrel 6 years, Solera barrel 5 years, Vino Santo barrel 7 years, Vat 3 years). Brilliant use of the juices on each champagne press on top of the Champagne appellation. The grape juice is “preserved” by adding a neutral champagne alcohol. The particularly complex blend of Ratafias solera aged, “vino santo” style aged, and tank aged (minimum 4 years aging) brings wonderful fruity aromas and a very distinguished wood note. Very versatile liquor with many food matches: Cheese, melon, chocolate desserts, reducing sauces for duck.
Lauriston Pommeau de Normandie Christian Drouin 17% 700ml$55.00
Lauriston Pommeau de Normandie Christian Drouin 17% 700ml: Pommeau is obtained by blending Calvados with cider-apple juice. The cider-apple juice (the must) is mixed before fermentation with Calvados in the proportion 3/4 must to 1/4 Calvados of 65°. The essential mellowness is the result of ageing in oak casks. This aperitif full of flavor has a strength of 16° to 18°. It should be served chilled in a tulip glass. It is perfect in a scooped-out melon, with foie gras or with an apple dessert ; much appreciated for the confection of cocktails, it also works wonders in the kitchen as an ingredient in sauces and creams. "The Pommeau de Normandie "Coeur de Lion" is exuberantly fruity, slips down the throat far too easily given its 17% alcohol content, and once in the mouth, its freshness as well as its aroma of baked apples and buttery brown sugar are quite fascinating". Awards: Robert M. Parker gave Pommeau de Normandie "Coeur de Lion" a 92/Very Highly Médaille d'Argent, Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2014 Médaille d'Argent, Challenge to the Best French Wine & Spirits Competition Hong Kong 2014 Médaille d'Argent, Concours Général Agricole de Paris 2012 Médaille d'Argent, Challenge to the Best French Wine & Spirits Competition Hong Kong 2012 For more Comte Louis de Lauriston, CLICK HERE
Normandin-Mercier Aperitif Pineau des Charentes Rouge (Red) 4 years17% 750ml$75.00
Assembly of two-thirds of white grape freshly pressed and very mature (Merlot) with a third of one year Cognac, the whole aged in oak cask during four years. It is only at the end of this period that we obtain Pineau of the Charente carefully married. The subtlety lies in fresh notes of fruit, a delicate sugar and well-melted alcohol. Tasting Notes Colour: Deep red, with mahogany, copper, and brown highlights. Nose: Red Pineau has a concentrated, rich nose with hints of ripe fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry, and morello cherries) accompanied by a touch of spice (cinnamon), liquorice, and vanilla. Palate: Very smooth, full-bodied, and powerful with red fruit flavours and a fine, long aftertaste. Best served chilled as an aperitif or dessert wine.
Francois Voyer Pineau des Charentes Rouge (Red Mistelle) 17.5% 750ml$54.00
The exquisite complexity of fresh and dry fruit... Composed of approximately 2/3 of grape juice and 1/3 of Cognac, blended just after the grape harvesting. Aged in oak barrels more than 5 years after the blend. Plums and pear aromas, with some dried fruit hints (nut, hazelnut,). To be tasted pretty cool as an aperitif, but also a matchless dessert wine (vanilla cream, crème brulée, Tatin tart, white chocolate...) or as well with a goose liver pate. Colour: Mahogany colour, deep rosé Nose: Candied quince, blackberries, blackcurrant, white tobacco Palate: Firm but supple, perfume generous and powerful red fruits
Tissot Macvin Blanc du Jura 17% 750ml$89.00
Tissot Macvin Blanc du Jura (fresh savagnin juice + Jura marc) 17% 750ml This liqueur wine (Mistelle) has been present in the Jura since the 14th century. Resulting from the marriage of a fresh grape juice for 2/3 and a destemmed brandy of more than 4 years of age for 1/3. Vinification and aging Manual harvest and pneumatic pressing. After settling for 6 p.m., the juices are transferred to a brandy of marc from Jura for several years. Aging takes place in 600 l barrels for a minimum of 36 months. Jacques Tissot's Analysis Olfactory Golden yellow color, intense and brilliant. Powerful nose with aromas of mirabelle plum, prunes, caramel and currant grapes. Gustative Rich and powerful palate. Final on the sweetness with a great diversity. Aromatic candied fruits and dried fruits. Aging Potential 10 to 25 years old Food and wine Serve with melon, perfect with sweet and savory accords, foie gras, vanilla ice cream and currants, gingerbread, desserts with caramelized fruits. Service between 5 and 8 °
Gelas Floc de Gascogne Blanc (White Mistelle) 17% 750ml$53.00
A subtle blend between fresh white grape juice and young eau-de-vie Armagnac. Originating from a Gascon recipe in the XVI Century (16th) and well guarded through country traditions, the Floc de Gascogne, is today a blend of know-how traditions.
Mery Melrose Pineau des Charentes Blanc (White) Organic 17.5% 750ml$63.00
Grapes: Elaborated mainly from Montils and Colombard grapes The pairing of white grape must with young cognac. Aged in oak barrels. VIEW: Golden, luxury in a glass. NOSE: Aromas of passion fruit with hints of honey. TASTE: Freshness, sweet, fruity, good balance with alcohol. GASTRONOMY: Enjoy as an aperitif or make delicious cocktails! Pairs well with cheese tartlets, Crêpes Suzette or ice cream.
Grosperrin MMC 1 Mistelle-type Pineau des Charentes 7 years 17% 750ml$67.00
A unique French fortified aperitif, perfect gift for the wine or spirit lover who has tried everything... MMC1 stands for "mout mute au Cognac" or must blended with Cognac. It is made from fresh grape musts, added to Cognac, and aged together for 7 years minimum in french oak barrels. The MMC1 was made at a small estate in Petite Champagne. Bottled without any addition of sulphur nor sugar. Limited quantities. Straw yellow colour. On the nose, lots of fruit and minerality. On the palate, very soft, not very sweet. Nice acidity, balanced.
Gelas Floc de Gascogne Rose (Pink Mistelle) (Armagnac + Fresh red grape juice) 750ml 17%$53.00
A subtle blend between fresh red grape juice and young eau-de-vie Armagnac. Originating from a Gascon recipe in the XVI Century (16th) and well guarded through country traditions, the Floc de Gascogne, is today a blend of know-how traditions.
Vedrenne Ratafia de Bourgogne 18.5% 700ml$61.00
The ratafia of Bourgogne is a fortified wine similar to the Pineau des Charentes but with a more fruity character. After pressing and before fermentation, the juice of grapes is blended with very old Marc de Bourgogne. The Ratafia Vedrenne is delicious as an aperitif or an after dinner.
Mery Melrose Pineau des Charentes Rouge (Red) Organic 16.5% 750ml$63.00
Grapes: Made mainly from Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The pairing of red grape must with young cognac. Aged in oak barrels VIEW: Beautiful colour of ruby red. NOSE: Aromas of fruit, cherry and raspberry. TASTE: Delicious, effusive, sweet-summer in a glass. GASTRONOMY: The perfect aperitif, an addition to food, in your favourite cocktail! Partner of Charentais melon, fresh goat cheese, chocolate pie or Christmas cake.
Grosperrin MMC 3 1979 Mistelle-type Pineau des Charentes 17% 750ml$147.00
A unique French fortified aperitif, perfect gift for the wine or spirit lover who has tried everything... This unique lot was produced in Borderies in 1979 (with a must from the 1979 harvest and cognac from 1978), the vintage has been validated by the DGCCRF. This lot aged in a small clay cellar, in an old 40 hectoliters barrel which contained more than 200 litres of lees. It continues to age in very old 350-litre cognac barrels since 2013 in our cellars in Chermignac. Fruity and elegant nose, notes of pastry. On the palate, the fruit is ripe and greedy but supported by a very great minerality. Very little sugar, and a remarkable acidity which gives this MMC an unprecedented scale.