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Methuselah

Bottle oversize for champagne with the volume of six liters or the contents of eight standard bottles. The term is in French Burgundy also for Still wines used with this volume. in the Bordeaux however, this bottle size is called for still wines impériale, The Hebrew name Methuselah (German javelin thrower) is derived from the eponymous biblical forefather. This son of Enoch and grandfather of Noah was according to the information in the Old Testament the Bible 969 years old. However, this is not necessarily to take literally, because it was customary at that time to add possessions, household effects, livestock, etc. to the years of life. According to another version, the base was a lunar calendar and the number does not refer to years, but to months. He would have been around 80 years old. See also below bottles and wine vessels,

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