A jewel of world barrel making.
Only perfect staves coming from the finest French oak with extremely tight grain (less than 1.5mm) are used to make this barrel. At each stage of the process, the barrels are closely examined and immediately rejected if any fault is detected in order to achieve impeccable quality.
Wood which meets these demanding criteria is rare and a specific purchasing policy is applied in the finest forests: the Blend barrel is therefore produced in strictly limited quantities depending on the availability of the raw material. This is what makes it the most sought after barrel, a worldwide choice among the most prestigious wineries.
The Blend barrel has a high aromatic potential, with a very slow extraction, and represents a real quality investment for the Cellar Master. It is recommended for wines which are to be aged over long periods and can reveal its potential over several vinification cycles.
The extreme tightness of its grain gives the wine maximum aromatic complexity, progressively released during aging, for a delicate contribution of structure, with fine and supple tannins. It is the perfect symbol of harmony between the wood and the wine, and is and will remain the most beautiful vessel to bring the best wines the world over to full maturity.