Hardy Le Coq d'Oor Pineau Des Charentes
Crafted from the Ugni Blanc, Folle Blanche, and Colombard grape varieties, this white Pineau des Charentes undergoes a meticulous process. The lightly fermented grape must is skillfully blended with Cognac eau-de-vie and then aged for a minimum of five years, earning it the esteemed classification of 'Vieux Pineau.' This expression embodies the distinctive style of Hardy, characterized by its refined and subtle aroma. It delivers a harmonious fusion of freshness and smoothness. With its alluring golden color and complex palate, Hardy Pineau Blanc Le Coq d'Or presents itself as an intense, elegant, and full-bodied Pineau, perfect for both pre and post-dinner enjoyment.
As far back as 1863, the English wine and spirits merchant Anthony Hardy made a significant decision to establish himself as a Cognac trader. Embracing a more French identity, he changed his name to Antoine and founded a business as a distiller and dealer of Cognac. Within a few years, he gained recognition for the exceptional quality of his products and successfully built a robust supply of eaux-de-vie, a stroke of luck considering the impending phylloxera epidemic. Hardy persevered through the challenges and expanded his enterprise into an international network of distributors.
In the 21st century, the House of Hardy is aptly led by two remarkable women, Bénédicte and Sophie Hardy. They continue to uphold and promote their family brand across North America and Europe, maintaining the legacy of the Hardy name.
Color: Brilliant antique gold.
Nose: Hints of honey and dried fruits mingle with springtime florals.
Palate: Full rounded palate. Rich and fruity - golden raisins, quince, spices, honey-soaked bran, and persimmon.
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