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Are acacia barrels the future for white wine?

Jane Anson considers the merits of going oak-free and ageing white wine in acacia barrels...

I started off the new year with a tasting that was, I was told, a world first. A line up of 22 wines from seven countries, all white or rosé, dry and sweet, that had been aged in acacia barrels rather than in oak. It was certainly a first for me.


See also:

Cooperage: The art of oak ageing

Jefford: The cooper’s tale

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