The origin of the woods
The origin of the woods is the key to the quality of our barrels.
Several elements concerning the tree are responsible for it :
- the geographical origin of its high forest : Tronçais, Loches, Chateauroux, Vosges… ;
- its variety (sessile oak or pedunculate oak) ;
- its rate and type of growth ;
- its grains size.
The quality of the workmanship of our merandiers who transform the tree trunks into staves is also a determining factor, as well as the seasoning methods and the length of time in the open air (seasoning park).