Our savoir-faire

Our terroir allows us to produce very old Cognac and Pineau des Charentes. The know-how mixed with the specificities of the Grande Champagne allows us to develop very old Cognac and Pineau.

The development of our Cognac

The Cognac production area was delimited by decree on 1st May 1909. It is composed of six crus which refer to the different appellations:
– The Appellation Grande Champagne *
– The Appellation Petite Champagne *
– The Appellation Borderies
– The Appellation Fins Bois
– The Appellation Bons Bois
– The Ordinary Wood Appellation
* The Fine Champagne appellation will be a blend of Grande Champagne (minimum 50%) and Petite Champagne.

The Guillon-Painturaud family estate is located in the heart of the Cognac vineyards, in the centre of the Grande Champagne region, 1er Cru de Cognac. It produces very fine and light eaux-de-vie with a predominantly floral bouquet. They require a long ageing in oak barrels to acquire their full maturity. This is why our range of Cognac starts with the VSOP Cognac, and not with a VS, short ageing which is not very expressive for our terroir.

The development of our Pineau des Charentes
Pineau des Charentes is made from Cognac eau-de-vie of our estate and grape juice (known as must) from selected plots in our family vineyard. It is a subtle “vin de liqueur” (liqueur wine) also called “mistelle”.

Traditionally, Pineau des Charentes is an aperitif. According to our family know-how, we have deliberately increased the ageing time so that this delicious elixir blends perfectly with Cognac Grande Champagne eau-de-vie.

The quality of our production is revealed thanks to the geological zone, rich in white limestone sedimentary rocks, on which our exploitation is implanted.

In these lands of Champagne, our brandies will draw their bouquet and their length in mouth. The ageing ability of our eaux-de-vie will also contribute to the quality of the Pineau des Charentes and their great capacity to age, to optimise and surprise the values of the appellation.

We are specialised in the long ageing for our Pineau des Charentes, offering you a wide range of aromas. From the traditional aperitif, old and very old Pineau des Charentes will surprise you when accompanying cheese, foie gras or dessert.

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