O'Podium Gift Set

53% Cabernet Sauvignon / 47% Merlot

O’Podium

“The humble consumer is able to discover for himself how ageing a wine in French oak, American oak or no oak at all affects the flavour of a wine.”
Juliet Bruce Jones MW

This gift set has three bottles that make an experiment out of a fine wine. Each bottle is the exact same wine except for the aging process.

We split one of our Merlot-Cabernet blends into three equal portions, aging one third in stainless steel, one in new American oak and one in new French oak. The result is a pure gustatory delight and an educational experience to boot. You can taste three wines which are alike in every way from production to vinification to filtration except for one variable.

One wine aged three different ways

This is a memorable and delicious wine gift. It never ceases to please as a delightful present and conversation piece. People like to learn about wine, and we’re glad to let them in on the processes we winemakers have to choose from.

O’Podium Steel The wine with no oak treatment displays that bright, fruit characteristic and shows exactly how good this wine is without any oak treatment.

O’Podium American Oak The American oak, which is harder to cut and more porous, affects the wine in an important and immediate way, marking it with flavors of imparted vanilla and cocoa.

O’Podium French Oak The French oak, with its subtle aging profile, brings the wine to the structured level of a traditionally oak-aged wine. Taste the difference for yourself!

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards is just a few kilometres north of Carcassonne. GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

Domaine O’Vineyards
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou until the D118 (the last straight road) and the Dyneff gas station on the roundabout.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which goes up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire.
  4. At the last juction, bear left at the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.