Today we went up to see our barrel supplier. He is based in Uzerche, an historic town of towers. perched on the side of the river Vezere. The oak and chestnut forests made the area a traditional supplier of barrels and barges for the Dordogne and Bordeaux. Our supplier is has been making barrels for generations. Interestingly his machinery is mostly English made (presumably for beer barrel making). We ordered our new supply which will be used to mature our amazing 2015 Cabernets.
Sue Temperley writes the Wine and Wildlife blog.