What is the difference between Pineau des Charentes and Pinot ?

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                Pineau Prunier red and with                                     Pinot red and with 

Pineau des Charentes is a liqueur wine protected by an AOC (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée) since 1945. It is produced in the region of Charente and Charente-Maritime.

Pineau is made from the mutage of grape must and Cognac brandy. 

(if you want to know more about Pineau, we invite you to read the article on our website  http://www.cognacprunier.fr/blog-english/article7/pineau-des-charentes-white-or-red)

 

Pinot is a grape variety divided in two families : Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc.

The Pinot Noir is red grape variety originally coming from the Burgundy region and nowadays grown around the world (from Oregon to Australia).

The Pinot Blanc is a white grape variety widespread in the Alsace region in France, as well as in Italy and in Germany.

 

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