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    Du Bordelais VFG

    Very Fine Grain

    Seasoned-oak aromatics.
    Fine-structured tannin. Length.

    Ideally suited to full-bodied Bordeaux varietals, as well as full-bodied Shiraz, this barrel requires extended maturation time which results in seamless fine-grained structure and remarkable length.

Performance

This very fined grained barrel contributes subtle seasoned oak aromatics that support the primary fruit, underlying delicate spice and tobacco characters are also evident. Ideally suited to full bodied Bordeaux varietals and full-bodied Shiraz this barrel requires extended maturation time which results in seamless fine-grained structure and remarkable length.

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 the north-east French forests of Berce, Jupille, Loches, Chateauroux and Tronçais.

Average rainfall:               664mm pa
Elevation average:           170m

Seasoning

Oak is seasoned at the Bordeaux mill 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 two-to-six months conditioning, to stabilise the moisture content in our cooperage facilities, which further enhances the unique properties.

TypeCapacity (L)Weight (kg)Surface area (m2)Height (cm)Head diameter (cm)Bilge (cm)Stave thickness (mm)
Barrique225462.296.55667.525
Hogshead30055.52.91056176.525
Puncheon475653.6111.57591.525

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