• French Oak Barrels

    De Bourgogne MFG

    Medium Fine Grain

    Sweet Spice. Almond Meal. Mid Palate Richness

    The medium fine grain oak provides generous round tannins that contribute favourably toward mid palate richness.

Performance

Our custom toast provides a barrel that enhances primary fruit characters and contributes sweet spice and delicate cashew, almond meal character.

The medium fine grain oak provides generous round tannins that contribute favourably toward mid palate richness. This barrel is ideally suited to classic Burgundian varietals but also works well with wines requiring mid palate development.

Toasting

We toast this barrel utilising the proprietary ‘SFT’ coopering method to enhance the Burgundian micro-climatic and organoleptic properties of this oak.

  • SFT (medium plus)
  • SFT-1 (medium)
  • SFT-2 (medium light)
  • Aquaform (water bent)

Growing region

This Quercus Petraea oak is selected from the Allier and Centre of France forests.
Average Rainfall – 970mm pa.
Avg Max Temp – 16c°
Avg Min Temp – 8c°
Elevation average – 378m

Seasoning

Oak is seasoned at the Burgundy mill for 36 months receiving an annual average precipitation of 780mm including snow prior to shipment to our cooperage – Barossa Valley, South Australia. After taking delivery, the oak spends another four-to-six months conditioning, to stabilise the moisture content in our cooperage facilities, which further enhances the unique properties.

Technical Specification

TypeCapacity (L)Weight (kg)Surface area (m2)Height (cm)Head diameter(cm)Bilge (cm)Stave thickness (mm)
Barrique22546.02.296.556.067.525
Hogshead30055.52.9105.061.076.525
Puncheon47565.03.6111.575.091.525

A maximum of 10.5% moisture content is maintained throughout manufacture. This is the natural moisture content experienced in South Eastern Australia which ensures minimal shrinkage and provides exceptional sealing properties resulting in negligible leakage. Our barrels are not water tested prior to shipping.

Barrels

Oak Additives

Vats

Barossa Spirit Cooperage

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