We’ll be proudly exhibiting a Rousseau 1000L Rotary Cask which will introduce a new low-profile rolling rack system that uses embedded ball bearings rather than large wheels.
This system combines the classic look of the traditional oak rack with the utility of a modern roller rack. The 1000L cask is sized to between the traditional 600L Demi-Muid and 13HL cask in that it is large enough to be fully outfitted with the hatches and valves of a full-sized cask, but small enough to be more affordable as well as convenient for smaller cellars. It is designed for winemakers who may want to experiment with larger format winemaking before making the move to a full sized cask.
Tonnellerie Rousseau is also offering in 2019 its second Hexagone Series Barrel which is a limited edition barrel made from tight-grained oak from specific historical French forests. The barrel head will have a special etching with the forest location marked on the “Hexagone” shaped map of France. The forest source will change every year, offering the winemaker a historical and organoleptic “Tour de France” over time. The second forest in the series will be the ancient and protected state forest of Bellème, one of the most beautiful forests of the Perche area of Normandy in the Northwest of France.
Artisan Barrels & Tanks
UWGS Booth: 931
Artisan Barrels is the exclusive US Representative for Tonnellerie Rousseau of Burgundy and Artisan Barrels Selection of France & Hungary; and also the exclusive US Representative of concrete tank manufacturer Nomblot of Burgundy and stainless steel tanks manufacturer Lejeune of Bordeaux.
We specialize in providing North American wineries with premium oak barrels, tanks, casks, puncheons, small barrels hand-crafted in France, Hungary, and the US by Artisan coopers; and with boutique concrete and stainless steel tank manufacturers in France. We strive to offer personalized service to winemakers through one-on-one barrel tasting, evaluation and consultation. All of our barrels are guaranteed for one year and our local coopers perform repairs and maintenance tasks in a timely manner. Our concrete tanks are guaranteed for five years (2 years on fittings), and our stainless steel tanks are guaranteed for 2 years.
Emphasizing service and a dedication to better wine ageing, Artisan Barrels strives to provide the highest quality oak, concrete and stainless steel tanks, and fine oak barrels: all reflecting an “artisanal” philosophy and approach.
Trade Show Guide
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