This barrel is designed to enhance the density of your wines and concentrate their aromas, limiting redox potential for a richer sensory experience.
For red wines, dark berry flavours are brought to the forefront, with hints of spices, pepper and even a dash of licorice.
For white wines, it highlights the fruit, preserves its freshness, brings a nice volume.
These aromas are all flavour enhancers which add depth and nuance to the fruit without overwhelming or weighing it down.
Standard-bearer for our unique expertise, the “Expression“ barrel creates a sensation of volume and fullness on the palate, while remaining supple and well-rounded.
For red wines, its aromatic profile is an elegant yet indulgent blend of red fruits, vanilla and sweet spices, infusing your wines with a subtle woodiness and wonderful complexity.
For white wines, the “Expression“ barrel will emphasize fruit, bringing freshness and a nice minerality.
Premium quality oak from high forests,
Matured in our open air timber yard for 20-24 months,
A blend of woods from forestry resources exclusive to our cooperage,
A unique toasting profile, combining oak fire toasting and toasting by heat radiation.
This barrel is shaped using a combination of water and steam for unbeatable elegance and finesse, then flame toasted for depth and power.
Two complementary toasting methods combined to enhance the fruity profile and unique character of your wine, while adding a generous dose of tension and minerality.
A blend of grains selected for their finesse,
Matured in our open air timber yard for 30-36 months.
We offer a range of staves including fresh untoasted oak and 3 degrees of toasting intensity.
We work with staves from our mills in the Allier region, with an average
of 18 – 24 months of natural maturing in the open air.
Our aim is to offer you a high-quality range, suited to both red and white wines, representing the Garonnaise style by providing a soft and harmonious touch of wood, while respecting your wine.
We use ovens with different stages, with a minimum toasting time of 1 hour and a temperature of up to 225°C.
This system allows us to provide a regular and controlled level of aromatics.
enhances the fruity, harmonious and elegant mouthfeel.
Lightly toasted stave
gives a nice freshness, tension and roundness on the palate. A moderate aromatic impact to highlight the purity of the fruit.
Medium toasted stave
brings body and fullness to the palate. Soft and elegant oak with toasty and spicy notes, while preserving the fruit.
Medium + toasted stave
gives a lovely aromatic intensity, fleshiness, a complex finish with notes of caramel & mocha.
Our staves kit allows you to test our staves for free on small volumes. This kit consists of our 4 toasting methods, 4 bibs and an explanatory manual.
Follow the impact of our staves on your wine.
Feel free to ask us