Bota Chica Oloroso Sherry

A ‘Butt’ barrel is a type of barrel usually associated with Sherry production in Jerez Spain. It is traditionally made from American oak and has a capacity of between 600 and 650 liters (172 gal). A ‘Bota Chica’ or ‘shipping barrel’ holds 500 liters and is sometimes used as a unit of measurement.

New oak is an issue in the sherry-making process as it risks transmitting aromas that will be too strong in a context of aging sherry wines within a Solera, especially ‘Finos’. Consequently, they need to be used for fermenting several vintages of lower quality wines first.

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