Under test since 2002, this technique has been highly developed, improved and simplified to the point that it has become a benchmark. All users have agreed that it results in wines that are rounder, more voluminous, bolder, more complex and with greater aromatic accuracy and a silky finish. Tonnellerie Leroi is a sole supplier of this equipment.
Since 1735, Tonnellerie Leroi has been home to outstanding coopers capable of making high quality barrels in the space of a few hours. Drawing on the skills, the creativity and the high standards of the cooperage, the Leroi tanks and vats are made in the Charlois group large format workshop which was founded more than 30 years ago at Barret, near Cognac. Created by a specialist in large formats, and developed by a team of experts, this workshop is in perfect harmony with the Leroi credo of excellence.
Purchased mainly from State forests managed by the ONF (Office National des Forêts), our oaks are certified as PEFC. After they have been cut into planks 54 and 65 mm thick they are naturally dried in the open air for between 36 and 48 months.
Having studied the exact requirements of your project (end use of the vats, choice of accessories, site constraints) we will draw up the complete specifications in conjunction with our artisan coopers. A clear description, detailed plans and a quote are all provided.
Once approved, the precise construction work on the vat begins and will continue up to Installation in your cellar.
Each tank is a unique product through which the personality of the user will express itself. Whether intended for wine, spirits, fermentation or maturing, closed or open top, for French or foreign vineyards, our master cask makers are able to meet our clients’ expectations perfectly.
Thanks to a very wide range of specific and unique accessories, Tonnellerie Leroi has the possibility of adapting every tanks and casks to the specifications of its customers.