The Chateau was built by the ‘de Vinsons’; family in 1480 during the reign of King Louis XI. Built in 1480 by the de Vinsons family, the Chateau became the property of the de Beaulon family in 1510 and their name remains today. In the XVII century, the heir of Beaulon His Grace de Nesmond, bishop of Bayeux and Advisor to King Louis XIV placed the Chateau in the management of the Bishops of Bordeaux. They were to have a determining influence on the vineyards. Upon taking over the estate they discovered a vineyard used only for the production of eau-de-vie. As amateurs of Sauternes wines they decided to produce the same richness and quality from their very own vineyards, as a result Semillon and Sauvignon grape varieties were added to the vineyards and then Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon completed the Medoc influence. This Bordeaux trend has proved essential to the production of Beaulon Pineau des Charentes, over the centuries it has become the hallmark of elegance which distinguishes Beaulon Pineau from its competitors.
Brilliant gold colour with deep straw hue. There is a hint of rancio on the bouquet, followed by notes of honey, caramel, spice and hazelnut. The palate does not disappoint. Velvet texture and mouthfeel are enhanced by the flavours of toffee, spice and caramel. The gentle ‘fire’ of smooth spicy cognac then kicks in to add great length and depth. Very long aftertaste of cognac, honey, toffee and caramel.