Wood Ageing

The oak staves are dried in the open air. All our wood benefits from an optimal ageing of up to 36 months.

It is by slow drying, and under the action of rain and wind, that the wood is refined..

Watering and
natural drying

The oak in the form of staves is dried on site at the cooperage. The stave is watered for two months and stored outside for natural drying.

Maturation of the staves..

For 24 to 36 months, the staves are exposed to wind and all sorts of weather, rain, snow, in order to obtain optimal maturation and impeccable quality.
Proper drying is one of the most important steps in barrel making..