Wooden barrique for ageing wineWooden barrique for ageing wine

… a wooden container for ageing wine

Is barrique-aged wine better? Opinions differ here. One thing is certain: it changes the wine.

A barrique is a small wooden barrel. The Bordeaux version holds almost 225 litres, the Burgundy 228. They were previously used for transportation: the barrels were just the right size to allow cellar or harbour workers to move them on their own. Then people noticed that the wine in barriques was changing: the tannins got smoother and the wood enhanced the wine with notes of vanilla, cinnamon or cloves. And thus barriques are now used all over the world to refine wines and add complexity.

Our wine recommendations

  1. - +
    Italy, Piedmont
    100 % Barbera

    75 cl
    Ai Suma – Barbera d'Asti docg, Braida
  2. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Syrah

    75 cl
    Villa Antinori rosso – Toscana igt, Antinori nel Chianti Classico
  3. - +
    Italy, Sardinia
    100 % Cabernet Sauvignon

    75 cl
    Marchese di Villamarina – Alghero doc, Riserva, Sella & Mosca

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