Tonnellerie Radoux Inc. uses the tightest-grain oak selected from different forests throughout France, Eastern Europe & United States. Each barrel is produced to meet a wine’s and winemaker’s distinctive style, and personalized service is reinforced by strict quality control to ensure consistency.
The Missouri Oak Barrels are a great all-purpose barrel, for white wines the characteristics are coconut in the nose with a sweet vanilla cream in the palate. For red wines, the fruit is highlighted in the nose and a “juicy” fruit quality in the palate.
The Appalachian Oak Barrels have great spices in the nose and a lemon cream in the palate. Less sweet oak character which retains the perception of acidity. This is a terrific barrel for Zinfandel and Syrah, but also works well with Chardonnay.
Hybrid Barrels are a mix of oak origin and available in two standard formats: American Oak Body with French Oak Heads or 50% American Oak/50% French Oak Body with French Oak Heads.
Eastern European Oak Barrels
Tight grain oak from the Caucuses region of Eastern Europe is selected and produced into Radoux’s Eastern European Oak Barrels. These barrels are available in all toast levels and are great for all types of wine and as an alternative for French Oak.