19th Century French Oak Carpenter Press Table with Six-Bottle Storage Rack
This antique table was crafted in the Poitou region of France, circa 1880. The rustic, oak piece decorated with the word “Chablis” across the front, has a very thick top and features two rows underneath specifically for storage up to six wine bottles total. This sturdy, rustic Provincial table is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns a rich walnut patina; it would make a great addition to a kitchen, wine cellar and all entertainment purposes. Antique wrought iron plank holder tool included. The Chablis region is the northernmost wine district of the Burgundy region in France. The cool climate of this region produces wines with more acidity and flavors less fruity than Chardonnay wines grown in warmer climates. These wines often have a “flinty” note, sometimes described as “goût de pierre à fusil” (“tasting of gunflint”), and sometimes as “steely”. The Chablis Appellation d’origine contrôlée is required to use Chardonnay grapes solely. The grapevines around the town of Chablis make a dry white wine renowned for the purity of its aroma and taste. In comparison with the white wines from the rest of Burgundy, Chablis wine has typically much less influence of oak. Most basic Chablis is unoaked, and vinified in stainless steel tanks. The amount of barrel maturation, if any, is a stylistic choice which varies widely among Chablis producers. Many Grand Cru and Premier Cru wines receive some maturation in oak barrels, but typically the time in barrel and the proportion of new barrels is much smaller than for white wines of Côte de Beaune. Measures: 30.25″W x 16″D x 30.5″H.
|Dimensions||16" W x 30.25" D x 30.5" H|
Late 19th Century