Early 20th Century French Iron and Oak Decorative Wine Barrel Top Dated, 1928
Decorate a wine cellar with this large antique wine barrel. Created in the wine Bordeaux region of France and dated 1928, the decorative piece a wine barrel top made of oak and strapped with the original metal; the round top is embellished with painted words including the inscription “Bordeaux”, and ” Blanc Semillon”. The half-barrel is in excellent condition commensurate with age and use, and adorns lots of character and a rich patinated finish. A wonderful Father’s Day present! Bordeaux wine is produced in the Bordeaux region of southwest France, around the city of Bordeaux, on the Garonne River. To the north of the city the Dordogne River joins the Garonne forming the broad estuary called the Gironde; the Gironde department, with a total vineyard area of over 120,000 hectares, is the largest wine growing area in France. Average vintages produce over 700 million bottles of wine, ranging from large quantities of everyday table wine, to some of the most expensive and prestigious wines in the world. The vast majority of wine produced in Bordeaux is red (sometimes called “claret” in Britain), with sweet white wines (most notably Sauternes), dry whites, and (in much smaller quantities) rosé and sparkling wines (Crémant de Bordeaux) collectively making up the remainder. Bordeaux wine is made by more than 8,500 producers or châteaux. There are 54 appellations of Bordeaux wine. Sauvignon Blanc – Semillon is a classic white wine blend. It is most widely produced in France, most notably Bordeaux’s Graves district, where both Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are well-established varieties. Within the Graves lies the world’s most prestigious sweet wine appellation, Sauternes. Measures: 24.5″ Diameter 6.5″Height.
|Dimensions||24.5" W x 24.5" D x 6.5" H|
Early 20th Century