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Chris Stenberg
 
September 21, 2012 | Videos, Wine Making Process | Chris Stenberg

Wine Barrel Selection at Blue Mountain

Ian and Matt pay careful attention to the type and quality of barrels used at Blue Mountain. In the video above, Ian explains some of the technical aspects of coopering, and the reasons behind the choice in French Oak barrels for the Pinot Noir. 

While the oak for the barrels may come from several different oak forests in France (mainly Vosges, Tronçais, and Allier) the cooperage for the barrels used here maintains consistent density throughout the barrel. The barrels are also divided into different toast characteristics whether they be light, medium, or heavy toast. 

The selection of the wine barrel has a significant impact on the flavour profile of the wine, so we hope you'll enjoy this video if you're interested in learning about some of the behind the scenes decisions here at the winery. 

 

 

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Christie Mavety
 
March 18, 2020 | Christie Mavety

Blue Mountain COVID-19 Update

To Our Valued Blue Mountain Supporters, Due to the current and ongoing health situation, our tasting room will remain closed until May 11th. We will continue to evaluate the situation surrounding COVID-19 and post any further updates on our website.  Continue »

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