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How many liters in a Bordeaux barrique / barrel ?

Question submitted by John Fernandes

Barrique is the word used in Bordeaux for barrel.

Indeed, the volume varies from one region to another because of tradition and long local history of winemaking.

In Bordeaux, a barrique contains 225 liters (60 US gallons).

In Burgundy, it is 228 liters and is called a "piece" while in the Loire Valley it is 232 liters.

Tonneau is another word used for barrel. In Bordeaux a "tonneau" contains 900 liters and means 4 barriques.

Also What are the dimensions of a Bordeaux barrel?

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