Definition - What does Nevers mean?

Nevers is a forest located in France which is well known for producing hard, medium-grained oak for barrels used for wine storage. It is situated on the slope of a hill on the right banks of the Loire river. At a glance, Nevers lacks the charm of the wine towns and villages of Burgundy. Despite this, the town centre has scenic waterways and lots of open countrysides, which makes Nevers an attractive destination. It is the administrative centre for the Nievre department.

WineFrog explains Nevers

Nevers is the prefecture of the Nievre department in the Bourgogne – Franche – Comte region in central France. This town provides the Oak barrels used to store wine for the purpose of varying the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture of wine. Oak barrels can also introduce other qualities to wine through evaporation and low levels of exposure to oxygen. When the wine is aging or during the fermentation process, oak can be introduced in the form of storage barrels, free-floating chips or staves.

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