To be honest after awhile oak wine barrels loose their attraction. Multiple winery visits in the space of a few days and all the cellars, all the bottling lines and all the wine barrels begin to look the same. You could enliven the interest by asking questions relating to the origin of the oak or the amount of toast given (‘toast’ being the charring inside the barrel) or by putting the photographers hat on you could look for an alternative view – just how do you make the umpteenth wine barrel look vaguely interesting and different from the hundreds you have already seen?
The set-up at Jean-Marc Brocard in Chablis is well geared to visitors; there was a highly engaged group enjoying a tasting as we wandered through. Their cellar is pretty too; with a nice tiled floor to play with (photo-wise). In the middle of the line of large wooden tanks was this one with a ladder propped up against it. “Aaah”, thought I, “something interesting…”.
This weeks Sunday Wine Shot is thus of a ladder propped up against Wine Barrels At Jean-Marc Brocard in Chablis.
Wine Barrels At Jean-Marc Brocard Chablis