of a wine
: fermented in small oak barrels
Chardonnay has always been this winery's go-to wine, and over the years it has been made in rich and distinctive, barrel-fermented style emphasizing bold, ripe fruit and toasty oak.James Laube, Wine Spectator, 30 Apr. 2008

Word History

First Known Use

1981, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barrel-fermented was in 1981

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“Barrel-fermented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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