France: Elsewhere in France

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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A wide range of different barrel types is used in the Loire and the Rhône, from small new oak barrels to large wooden vats such as the 600-l/159-gal demi-muid used in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. In Alsace, large ovals, or foudres of varying capacities, are most common.