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Antonini: ‘We don’t need barrels’

zin1953 | Jun 18, 2015 09:43 AM

'A leading wine consultant has hit out at the widespread reliance on oak barrels in high quality wine, calling on producers to look at alternatives to the Bordeaux “recipe”.

'Showing off a range of wines from his partnership with Bodega Garzón in Uruguay, Alberto Antonini expressed a preference for cement tanks and large untoasted casks when it comes to making more upmarket wines. “Barrels are very negative,” he insisted. “We don’t need barrels – the world of wine is already full of different flavours.”' (article continues)

Antonini: ‘We don’t need barrels’

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