Cognac Wine: Sichel Chateau D'Orignac - Pineau De Charentes (NV)

Style: Fortified sweet                        Vintage: NV                        ABV: 16.5%

Appellation: Pineau des Charentes                 Varietal: Two thirds grapes (60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon) and one third Cognac

Region: Bordeaux / Cognac                       County:  France

Pairings: A classic apéritif but also delicious with rich savory dishes including pate and pork belly. Beautiful with desserts and, if so inclined, with a cigar.

Avoid pairing Vegetables, light meats and fishes.

Cheese Pairings: Roquefort, Gorgonzola, mature Dutch Gouda, Stilton, Danish Bleu

About This Wine Owned by Yvan Meyer, Maison Sichel's Technical Director, Château d'Orignac has won accolades in France and throughout the world. It is made from two-thirds grape must (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot) with one-third Cognac and takes almost 10 years to produce, which results in an intense, complex nose of peaches, apricots, honey, almonds and Cognac and an unforgettably smooth texture on the palate. Rich amber color shot through with gold tints. Very intense, complex nose of apricots, honey and raisins. Full and rich on the palate, with grape and Cognac flavors. At once intense and elegant. A remarkable and inimitable example of top quality Pineau des Charentes, justly deserving of its reputation. Should be served well chilled.