You are here:  Home >> Your turn archive >> Oak chips? In France??
Oak chips? In France??
1 Jul 2005 by JR
Enrico Bagetta, Lot, France: I have been sent a copy of your article of jul 04 concerning the use of oak chips in France et inherents 'confirmations' of the creation of Vin de Pays and Vin de Table in Burgundy and Bordeaux. As one of the leading producers of oak chips, as well as a WSET graduate with many years spent in the UK wine business, I must bring to your attention that this is incorrect. For the time being, the use of oak chips is only permitted in the VdP d'Oc area by agreement with the relevant authorities and in extremely limited quantities (50hl) for scientific research and only for domestic distribution. Until the EU...

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
  • 10660 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