Old French Pine 16 Wine Bottle Storage Cabinet with “Bordeaux” Inscription
This interesting wooden wine or Champagne bottle holder was carved in France, circa 1920. The useful antique cabinet, made with old pine timber, has sixteen inside slots for wine or champagne bottles and has a hinged top for convenience. The long piece is also decorated with the word “Bordeaux” on the front. The versatile storage cabinet is in excellent condition with a rich patina, it would make a nice addition to a wine cellar, or use as extra seating bench! The wine regions of Bordeaux are a large number of wine growing areas, differing widely in size and sometimes overlapping, which lie within the overarching wine region of Bordeaux, centered on the city of Bordeaux and covering the whole area of the Gironde department of Aquitaine. The Bordeaux region is naturally divided by the Gironde Estuary into a Left Bank area which includes the Médoc and Graves and a Right Bank area which includes the Libournais, Bourg and Blaye. The Médoc is itself divided into Haut-Médoc (the upstream or southern portion) and Bas-Médoc (the downstream or northern portion, often referred to simply as “Médoc”). There are various sub-regions within the Haut-Médoc, including St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St.-Julien and Margaux and the less well known areas of AOC Moulis and Listrac. Graves includes the sub-regions of Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes (among others), and Sauternes in turn includes the sub-region of Barsac. The Libournais includes the sub-regions of Saint-Émilion and Pomerol (among others). Measures: 45.25″ W x 12″ D x 18″ H.