Water bending at Dargaud et Jeagle ("D and J") is a proprietary process.
You say, "Yeah. But WHY?"
Have you ever burned your hands trying to use a wet dishtowel to take hot pot or pan out of the oven?
The heat has a chance to migrate deeper into the wood, therefore transforming the flavor impact to the wine.
Because you, my beloved eastern friends are not growing Old Vine Zin.
D&J barrels have manners, class, silky, polished structure and a long, linear finish. They do not overpower the wine. They build a frame beneath the fruit. They build a structure which compliments and balances a wine of a less bombastic scale.
And they allow the wine to live up to the expectations of the vineyard.
There is still time. We are shipping D&J's and Vallaurines to an Eastern port this year.
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