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Barrique Passage

Designation for the use of or change from or to barriques in winemaking. As a rule, the fermentation of wines aged in barriques takes place in appropriate fermentation vessels such as a steel tank and then the ageing in barrique barrels. However, there is also the possibility to carry out the fermentation and the BSA(malolactic fermentation) in barrique barrels (Premier Barrique) and then mature in another barrique barrel (Deuxième Barrique). The term is also used in connection with the mixing of new and already used barrels. See also under Barrique maturation.

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