Our Diverse Offerings

Sourcing, Styles, Sizes and Toasts

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ExportBespokeFR
Bordeaux Export, Burgundy Export, Master Cooper Customization
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French Export & Bespoke

Export

Lighter hand in toasting to give a uniquely elegant style.

Our 225L barrels are made from a blend of wood from four regions within Northern France (Hauts-de-France, Île-de-France, Normandy and Grand Est), which include the forests of Halatte, Chantilly, Fontainebleau, Darney and Bellême, among others. Our Burgundy Export Barrels are produced from a blend of wood from four regions in the Center of France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Val de Loire and Centre-Val de Loire), which include the forests of Orléans, Saint-Palais, Tronçais, Bercé and Bertranges, among others. All staves are seasoned for at least 36 months at the mill where they are made before shipment to our cooperage in Benicia, California.  

Application

For wines that show an affinity for the best characteristics of classic French oak

Source

Central France Northern France

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Bespoke

New level of partnership between winemaker and cooper

When you choose to work with our Bespoke Selections, you have the option to choose your toast profile, select nonstandard sizes including 200L and 265L formats, adjust stave thickness, add toasted heads and include your logo on the barrel head. For an additional cost, you also may order Château formats, identify forests (when available), extend seasoning, specify grain density, and substitute American oak heads (Hybrid). 

Application

For winemakers who want to challenge perceptions and explore the possibilities of French oak and its relationship with their wine

Source

Central France Northern France

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ExportBespokeFR

Specifications

Export
Grain: Fine
Volume: 225L, 228L
Stave thickness: 27mm
Heading thickness: 27mm
Seasoning: 36 months

Bespoke
Grain: Fine, Extra Fine
Volume: 200L, 225L, 228L, 265L
Stave thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning: 36 months

Toasts

Export
Blonde
Medium
Medium Plus
Heavy

Bespoke
Custom

Futaie O
Focus + Purity
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French Prestige Futaie

Focus + Purity

After centuries of rigorous management, the majestic Futaie forests of Central and Northern France have become today’s source of some of the best oak for barrels.

Sharp focus on vivid fruit and floral characters to create lifted, delicate aromas, energy and nerve on the palate and a bright, focused finish

Application

For programs where the goal is vibrant, natural fruit expression

Source

Futaie

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Futaie O

Specifications

Grain: Fine
Volume: 225L, 228L
Stave thickness: 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning: 36 months

Toasts

Futaie Pur Blanc
Futaie Pur Noir

SousLeau O
Harmony + Refinement
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French Prestige Sous L’eau

Harmony + Refinement 

An overnight “cold soak”of staves in pure, filtered water washes away tannin
and woody aromatic compounds, leaving a uniquely clean, elegant sensory profile.

Processed to create balance of clear varietal expression and refined oak influence

Application

For delicate whites to retain a crisp, lean character (Purity toast) and for full-bodied whites to enhance their richness and complexity (Elegance toast)

Source

Central France
Northern France 

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SousLeau O

Specifications

Grain: Fine
Volume: 225L, 228L
Stave thickness: 27mm
Heading thickness: 27mm
Seasoning: 36 months

Toasts

Elegance
Purity

CremeDLC OR O
Complexity + Substance
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French Prestige Crème DLC

Complexity + Substance

To build this limited-production barrel, our coopers select only the finest-grain staves milled from the most renowned forests of Central France.

Long, controlled toasting to bring greater definition to the aromatic and textural elements of the finest oak: complex aromas, richer mouthfeel, extended finish.

Application

For extended aging of medium- to full-bodied whites; finds its best fit with medium-bodied reds aged 10 months or more

Source

Central France

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CremeDLC GROUP v2

Specifications

Grain: Extra Fine
Volume: 228L
Stave thickness: 27mm
Heading thickness: 27mm
Seasoning: 36 months

Toasts

Ôr
Ôr Rouge

Elevage O
Richness + Opulence
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French Prestige Élevage

Richness  + Opulence 

Our expert craftsmen choose only fine-grained, flawless staves – the fruit of the labor of generations of foresters – to create a barrel made for exceptional wines of great depth and presence.

Deep, slow toast to amplify ripe dark fruit, velvety texture and lush, sweet finish.

Application

For expressing a sense of generosity and abundance in bold red wines

Source

Northern France

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Elevage O

Specifications

Grain: Extra Fine
Volume: 225L
Stave thickness: 22mm
Heading thickness: 27mm
Seasoning: 36 months

Toasts

Luxe

ChateauTradition O
Sophistication + Heritage
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French Prestige Ô Château

Sophistication + Heritage

A blend of oak from the jewels of the French national forest system: the Forêt Domaniale de Tronçais and the Forêt Domaniale de Bercé.

Time-honored toasting method to bring out the most natural expression of this exquisite oak to contribute complexity, structure, finesse.

Application

For enriching the tonal and textural palette of wines of distinction and character.

Source

Forêt Domaniale de Tronçais
Forêt Domaniale de Bercé (Jupilles)

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ChateauGroup v2

Specifications

Grain: Extra Fine
Volume: 225L, 228L
Stave thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning: 36 months

Toasts

Ferré
Tradition 

SingleForest O
Explore the complexity of forest terroir.
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French Single Forest

Each year we reserve small quantities of wood from some of the most renowned forests of France and season them four years for winemakers who wish to apply the principles of fine winegrowing to make a more discriminating choice of oak.

Our selections consist of:

  • Forêt Domaniale de Bercé
  • Forêt Domaniale des Bertranges
  • Forêt Domaniale d’Halatte
  • Forêt Domaniale de Saint-Palais 
  • Forêt Domaniale de Tronçais 
  • Forêt Domaniale de Darney (Vosges)

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SingleForest O

Specifications

Grain: Fine
Volume: 200L, 225L, 228L, 265L
Stave thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning: 48 months

Toasts

Custom

LEtoile O
Rarity + Luxury
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French Reserve L’Etoile Five Year

Each year our Master Cooper travels to France to hand-select the finest grain staves available from the prized forests of Tronçais and Bercé and set them out to season for five years for the production of our Reserve barrel.  Tonnelleri Ô is proud to offer winemakers the rare opportunity to experience the combined influence of meticulous forest and grain selection, extended seasoning and delicate toasting on their finest wines.

Rarity + Luxury 

Our Reserve barrel epitomizes the best of the prized forests of France and our attention to the traditions and innovations of barrel making.

Unique opportunity for winemakers to experience the rare results of meticulous forest and grain selection, extended seasoning and delicate toasting on their finest wines.

Application

For giving precision and clarity to the most inspired winemaking efforts

Source

Forêt Domaniale de Tronçais  

Forêt Domaniale de Bercé

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LEtoile O

Specifications

Grain: Extra Fine Grain
Volume: 200L, 225L, 228L, 265L
Stave thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning: 60 months

Toasts

Custom

Puncheon
500L and 600L
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French Puncheons

Tonnellerie Ô offers Puncheons in 500L with 27mm staves and 600L with 27mm or 40mm staves.

Application

For subtle integration of oak in light- to medium-bodied red and white wines.

Source

Grand Est

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Puncheon

Specifications

Grain: Fine
Volume: 500L, 600L
Stave thickness: 27mm, 40mm
Heading thickness: 27mm, 40mm
Seasoning: 24 months

Toasts

Medium
Medium Slow
Medium Plus
Medium Plus Slow
Heavy

ExportBespokeAM
Bordeaux Export, Burgundy Export, Master Cooper Customization
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Export

Lighter hand in toasting to give a uniquely exuberant yet elegant character

The wood for our two-year selection American oak barrels is selected primarily from one of the best sources of White oak in the country: the Ozark Highlands of Missouri. These barrels are designed to offer all the classic attributes of premium American oak: aromas of vanilla, coconut and brown spices; volume and richness on the palate; and a long, sweet finish. 

Application

For wines that show an affinity for the best characteristics of classic American oak

Source

Eastern United States

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Bespoke

Pushing the traditional boundaries of American oak usage

When you choose to work with our Bespoke Selections, you have the option to choose your
toast profile, select nonstandard sizes including 200L and 265L formats, adjust stave thickness
and include your logo on the barrel head. For an additional cost, you also may order Château formats, specify stave mill sourcing (when available), extend seasoning, substitute French oak heads (Hybrid) and even select 300L Hogsheads.  

Application

For winemakers who want to challenge perceptions and explore the possibilities of American oak

Source

Eastern United States

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ExportBespokeAM

Specifications

Export
Grain: Fine
Volume: 225L, 228L
Stave thickness: 27mm
Heading thickness: 27mm
Seasoning: 24 months

Bespoke
Grain: Fine
Volume: 200L, 225L, 228L, 265L
Stave thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning: 24 months

Toasts

Export
Medium
Medium Plus
Heavy

Bespoke
Custom

Appalachian
Classic American Oak Character
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American Prestige Appalachian

Classic American oak character

Our American Prestige selections come from four regions of the central and eastern US, part of the largest contiguous hardwood forest in the world. 

The Appalachian region of the eastern United States is one of the most biologically diverse areas of North America, and its expansive oak forests are one of its greatest treasures.

Source

Eastern United States

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Appalachian

Specifications

Grain: Fine
Volume: 200L, 225L, 228L, 265L
Stave thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning: 24 months

Toasts

Elegance
Opulence

Northern
Uncommonly Fine Grain
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American Prestige Northern

The exceptionally cold winters of central Minnesota and Wisconsin slow the growth of the region’s white oaks, which yield staves with uncommonly fine grain.

Source

Eastern United States

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Northern

Specifications

Grain: Fine
Volume: 200L, 225L, 228L, 265L
Stave thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning: 24 months

Toasts

Elegance
Opulence

SingleMill
Oak from family-owned stave mill partners in Minnesota, Missouri, and Virginia
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American Single Mill

For our American Single Mill selections, we choose oak from our trusted, family-owned stave mill partners in Minnesota, Missouri, and Virginia. When we craft a barrel from a single stave supplier, we isolate their wood sourcing, stave production and seasoning for a clear, mill-designated personality. We purposefully extend the aging to 36 months to achieve the most elegant expression of American oak.

Minnesota – Staggemeyer Stave Company, Inc.

Missouri – Cardwell Lumber, Inc.

Virginia – Ramoneda Brothers Stave Mill

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SingleMill Group

Specifications

Grain: Fine
Volume: 200L, 225L, 228L, 265L
Stave thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning:  36 months

Toasts

Elegance
Opulence

 

Revolution O
Revolutionize the American Oak Barrel
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American Reserve Revolution Five-Year

Created to revolutionize the American oak barrel, the Revolution barrel is sourced from and seasoned in Minnesota for five frigid winters. It is subtle and delicate enough to work beautifully
with wines not normally associated with American oak aging. 

Application

Subtle and delicate enough to work beautifully with wines not normally associated with American oak aging.

Source

Minnesota

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Revolution O

Specifications

Grain: Fine
Volume: 200L, 225L, 228L, 265L
Stave thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Heading thickness: 22mm, 27mm
Seasoning: 60 months

Toasts

Elegance
Opulence