• Barrels

    Du Bordelais FG

    Fine Grain

    Bright Fruit. Subtle Oak Aromatics.
    Focused Palate with Length

    Ideally suited to medium and full-bodied Bordeaux varietals as well as Shiraz.

Performance

This fined grained barrel brightens fruit and supports with subtle toast. The focused palate shows soft, fine-grained tannin with classic length. It is ideally suited to medium and full-bodied Bordeaux varietals as well as Shiraz.

Toasting

We toast this barrel utilising the proprietary ‘SFT’ coopering method to enhance the micro-climatic and organoleptic properties of this oak.

  • SFT (medium plus)
  • SFT-1 (medium)
  • SFT-2 (medium light)
  • Aquaform (water bent)

Growing region

This Quercus Petraea oak is selected and graded from north-west French forests of Jupille, Belleme, Loches and Chateauroux.

Seasoning

Oak seasoned in Bordeaux for 36 months receiving an annual average precipitation of 900mm prior to shipment to our cooperage in the Barossa. After taking delivery, the oak spends another four-to-six months conditioning, to stabilise the moisture content in our cooperage facilities, which further enhances the unique properties.

Technical Specification

TypeCapacity (L)Weight (kg)Surface area (m2)Height (cm)Head diameter (cm)Bilge (cm)Stave thickness (mm)
Hogshead300652.91056176.525

A maximum of 10.5% moisture content is maintained throughout manufacture. This is the natural moisture content experienced in South Eastern Australia which ensures minimal shrinkage and provides exceptional sealing properties resulting in negligible leakage. Our barrels are not water tested prior to shipping.

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