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Pièce

In the French areas of Armagnac, Burgundy and in Champagne used, pot-bellied barrel type in viticulture. The volumes, however, vary somewhat in the individual wine-growing regions. The classic "Pièce Bourguignonne" of the Côte d'Or holds 228 litres, the 215 litres used in Beaujolais and Mâconnais, and the 205 litres used in Champagne. Traditionally, the barrel hoops used to be painted black (as opposed to the light, jagged ones of the barriques). The height of the stocky barrel is just under 90 centimetres, the thickness of the barrel staves is 30 millimetres. In size and shape it resembles the classic barrique barrel (225 litres), but is somewhat more stocky. See also a list of all barrels under barrel types as well as under wine barrels.

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