You are here:  Home >> Videos >> The virtues of wine aged in glass
Latest articles
The virtues of wine aged in glass
21 Jul 2009 by Jancis Robinson
Randall Grahm of Bonny Doon is famously, ceaselessly, one might almost say ADD-ly, experimental.  His current preoccupation is to compare the same wine aged variously in foudres (upright 10,000-litre French oak vats), puncheons/ demi-muids and large glass carboys, the sort of thing they call bonbonnes in Roussillon, where they sometimes use them for ageing vin doux naturel. Here we see the bank of carboys that is Randall's current pride and joy in his new winery in what was originally a brussels sprout packing plant, then a food co-op, then a granola factory and most recently the bottling premises for the wines that...

Sorry, this page is available only to current Purple Pages members. If you're not a member, why not join today and meet a lively community of fellow wine enthusiasts?

If you are already a Purple Pager, please log in.

Sign up for Purple Pages
  • 10651 articles (two new most days) and 99464 tasting notes
  • Exclusive online access to The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Exclusive online access to all the World Atlas of Wine maps
  • Lively and intelligent Members' forum
  • Completely independent news, comment and inside tips
Join now
£6.99 a month or £69 a year
(Available in GBP, USD, EUR or AUD)
Contact us | Team Jancis | Site FAQs | Join now | Terms and Conditions | Privacy policy | Site map | RSS
© Copyright 2000-2014 Jancis Robinson