Barrique

A barrique (/bah-rēk/) is a wooden barrel (“fass” /fahss/) used to mature wine. They are usually made of oak and the most common types in Germany are American, German, and French oak which each produce different tones in the wine. Barriques can be no larger than 350 liters while other types, like a “stuckfass” (/shtūk-fahss/) or “doppelstuckfass” (/dop-ul-shtūk-fahss/) hold 1,200 and 2,400 liters respectively. Barriques are commonly used throughout the world.