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big wooden barrel

Designation (also "large wood") for a wine barrel made of wood. However, it has no meaning in wine law and does not indicate a specific volume. This is to express that it is not a "small barrel", i.e. a barrique (225 l), but rather a "larger volume" such as a half-piece (600 l), piece (1,200 l) double piece (2,400 l) or even larger. This also indirectly expresses that the wine was matured with the advantage of maturing in wooden barrels, but without any wooden notes. Large wooden barrels are experiencing a renaissance again, both for fermentation and for ageing. These are also (especially up to about 2,400 l) increasingly subjected to toasting. See also under largest barrel in the world, as well as lists of relevant keywords on this topic under barrel and barrel types.

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