It is a legend where one tells that Pineau of Charentes is not only the fruit of the vine but also that of the chance.
In 1589, whereas Henri IV reached the throne of France, a Charente-native vine grower, during the grape harvest, inadvertently poured grape must in a barrel which contained Cognac brandy.
He stored it in the wine storehouse of the [seigneurial field?]
A few years later, during a heavy crop, the invaluable barrel became necessary to him.
It had the surprise to discover there a marvellous beverage, limpid, sunny like the ground of Charentes.
Pineau of Charentes had been born
The continuation is business of patience and know-how…
and I never saw a single shop in Cognac selling any !!!!