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Vicard Generation 7 Launches Award Winning, ECO³ Barrel in U.S. Market

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NAPA, JANUARY 17, 2015 – Vicard Generation 7 continues to lead the industry with the release of their award winning barrel; the ECO³, focused on eco-responsibility and sustainable development. Made exclusively from oak discarded from the stave-cutting process, this revolutionary barrel takes wood previously considered too narrow for barrel construction and joins it together using a patented tongue and groove process to form a standard width stave. This innovation makes optimum use of each tree by minimizing losses of high-quality oak and enhances the user’s environmental credentials. It was presented with the Vinitech-Sifel Innovation Award in 2014.

More than just a green barrel, the ECO³ doubles the number of stave joints from a traditional barrel and assists in better stabilization of color and greater elimination of reductive compounds through increased microoxygenation.

Limited quantities: Only 1,000 barrels are available worldwide per year. Available from 225L- up to 500L barrels

ECO3 stave

About Vicard Generation 7
The philosophy of VICARD Generation 7 is based on the idea that controlling for the high degree of variability in barrels presents a great opportunity. To that end, in 2010 Jean-Charles Vicard founded a research and development company, Esprit de Dryades, with the goal of understanding and controlling all variables in the coopering process. Drawing on 6 generations of oak expertise, paired with strong winery partnerships around the world, VICARD Generation 7 honors the next generation of coopers with a completely new approach regarding wood analysis, selection and toasting and now leads the coopering industry with innovation, reproducibility and eco-responsibility. www.vicardg7.com

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