Did you know that the Chevalier de la Croix Maron, inventor of the Charentaise double distillation, lived at the Logis de La Brée, in the heart of the hillsides of Grande Champagne, the first growth of Cognac? The old wine storehouse is a building that was an outbuilding of the Logis de la Brée, home of the Knight, of his real name, Maron Lord of the Cross. He left the army and retired to the dwelling around 1610 to devote himself to the distillation of wine. According to the legend, the knight from Charente, very pious and a bit of a poet, had a nightmare during which he saw the devil boiling him to extract his soul. His faith was so deep that his soul resisted the first boiling, the devil would have threatened the knight "I will boil you a second time, and your soul I will have". When he woke up, our knight had the idea to proceed to a second distillation, the 'bonne chauffe', in order to extract the 'soul' of the brandy. From this technique was born the eau-de-vie that still allows us to make Cognac today. It is in this prestigious place that the Raby family has been making its cognacs for five generations.
Très orienté sur les notes de fruits rouges, ce Pineau des Charentes Rouge se dégustera frais en apéritif ou en dessert mais n'oubliez pas les nombreuses recettes associées pour surprendre vos convives!