Tonnellerie Berthomieu also propose a range of American oak barrels made from a selection of top quality American staves that have been naturally seasoned in the open air. For these barrels Berthomieu uses its traditional ‘signature’ method of steam bending.
If Tonnellerie Berthomieu has chosen to offer the Integral Winemaking method, (Vinification Intégrale®) it is because this system has proved itself for over ten years.
Tested since 2002, this technique has been significantly developed, improved and simplified, and is today considered a reference. It allows the winemaker to obtain smoother, fuller, richer and more complex wines, with greater aromatic precision and silkiness on the finish.
A series of accessories has been developed to simplify this type of vinification to a maximum whilst reducing costs.
Barrels equipped with the Vinification Intégrale® system can easily be transformed into traditional maturing barrels (simplified dismantling and installation of replacements kits). The high quality stainless steel vinification equipment can then be remounted on a new barrel to commence a new cycle of Vinification Intégrale®.
Tonnellerie Berthomieu is the exclusive supplier of this equipment.
For further information please contact your Berthomieu representative or call: 03 86 69 62 79