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Oak wood

Since antiquity, various types of wood from the tree species acacia, eucalyptus, chestnut, cherry, palm, pine and cedar have been used for the production of wine barrels. In ancient Greece, wooden barrels were barely known, but the Greek historian Herodotus (482-425 BC) reports of such in the city Babylon made of palm wood. It is considered pretty certain that the Celts Two to a millennium BC, wood barrels were used for transport and the Romans took over this artifice from them. The most suitable wood for wine storage or the Barrique but that is the oak. It is one of the hardest woods, is tough, very durable and still easy to work. In addition, the way through the wood is denied by the type of annular pores fluids. This is ideal for the construction of vessels of all kinds, especially for barrels.

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