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Bouchard Cooperages: International brokers of fine quality oak wine barrels

Recommendations by Roberta and Erin

Need help deciding which barrel to buy? Below is a list of our coopers and the grape varietals that have proven to be well suited with their barrels.

Caveat: These are general guidelines, and many other intriguing combinations can be possible!

Bel Air
  • Chardonnay (enhances elegance)
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Pinot Noir
  • Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
  • Pinot Noir, Syrah, Merlot
  • Chardonnay and other barrel-fermented whites such as Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc
  • Pinot Noir and Syrah, particularly when a round, creamy texture is desired
European Coopers
  • Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Pinot Noir (for wines 14+ months in barrel)


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