From ageing to release onto the market
The wine is then "educated", to "round out its character" (its tannins), this is the barrel-ageing phase, which begins with the entonnage (filling of the barrels), traditionally carried out at the end of November. The wine then spends a year in barrels before being blended again, fined (final clarification) and bottled (at the property) in glass bottles, mainly 75 cl, but also magnums (1.5l) and other sizes.
The final stage is in two phases, firstly the labelling, which consists of attaching a label and a back label. The last step is to place the precious bottles in wooden or cardboard boxes (packaging).