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Bourgogne wines Glossary

Wine barrels in Burgundy are made from cleft (as opposed to sawn) oak staves. Contact between the wine and the wood significantly affects the finished result. The skilful wine-maker turns this fact to his advantage, ageing his wines partially in new barrels, which are more marked in their effect on aromas, in fixing colouration, and in promoting malolactic fermentation.
Related words Additive, Woody