The round cask remains a classic and efficient tool to mature white and red wines; whatever the grapes of your area. It is impressive by its size but the oak impact remains low. Casks have been used for many years in France and Europe, they are undoubtedly part of the wine history. They were used historically to transport wine, and slowly became a maturation product, suitable for terroir and varietal approaches and to bring subtle oak aromas. It will be perfect for winemakers who want to bring support / texture to their wines without too much oak impact. We can produce either standard casks, with volumes as multiples of 228 L barrels, but also custom-made casks. We’ll then study your needs and the required dimensions.
A variant of the round cask, with the same history and the same use! Even after decades of tests, it is always hard to state that an oval cask will be more harmonious or delicate than a round cask with the same capacity. It all depends on your tastes ! Its different shape will probably provide different movement and lees contact impact VS round cask, but it is nearly impossible to show a preference for either of them. Its main advantage is to optimize space in the cellar, thanks to its shape and height. We can produce standard casks, with volumes as multiples of 228 L barrels but also custom-made casks. We’ll then study your needs and the required dimensions.