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Nadalie - Allier Forest
Description: The Allier forest region, named for the Départemant over which it extends, is adjacent to and south of Nevers. It shares the soil characteristics of the Centre region and thus produces similar oak, although the wood is somewhat tighter than the norm for a "bois de centre" or medium-tight-grained wood. Oak from this region works well with a wide range of red and white wines.
An Enologix customer on Howell Mountain and another along the trail south of St. Helena are using Nadalie MT to great affect, scoring with both Parker and Laube at two properties on the East side of Napa Valley.
Reviewed By Leo Winemaker
This has been a workhorse barrel for any terroir that has alot of character, especially for Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel based wines. By example I use this barrel starting in the north in Sonoma and working my way down the coast to as far south as Morgan Hill. In the Napa Valley is is a workhorse barrel for Diamond Mountain, across to Howell Mountain and south to Pritchard Hill. I do not like this barrel for St. Helena.
We like this barrel and are now using it in our Napa Valley Reserve program in place of Taransaud.
This barrel is quite aggressive. Medium+ toast level is equivalent to MHT from Taransaud.