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Classes of Barrels for wine

Wine barrels

One of the containers as important as the bottle in which we see our favorite wine is the barrel where it was brought, obviously we can see them very few times cause it is there where wine remains before bottling and that process is beyond our eyes. But there’s no doubt that the barrel is part of the process of development of many wines.

The barrels often have a capacity of around 220 liters; the size is approximately one meter high by 60 centimeters wide. Another detail of barrels is that they always have one or two metal strips that hold the wood. Some barrels usually have taps, others more rustic just a hole right in the middle of the barrel. 

"The life of a barrel usually lasts around 40 years"