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large wooden barrel

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

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