François Frères

OAK BARRELS

A hundred years of expertise and excellence in the world of cooperage, François Frères is Burgundy’s leading supplier of barrels sought after by the world’s most renowned winemakers.

Through the experience of four generations François Frères has consolidated the importance elements of log selection, stave milling and traditional coopering skills practiced today by craftsmen seeking perfection. The result is a special barrel consistently able to age fine wine and develop it to its potential sought after by the world’s most renowned winemakers. Our traditional toasts are Light (LT), Medium Light (MLT), Medium (MT), Medium Plus (M+) and Heavy (HT).

New Toasts Available:

As part of our evolution, and recognising contemporary winemaking requirements we have introduced 3 new toasts. These new toasts place more emphasis on the maturation and textural development of your wine rather than the addition of furanic and guiacol compounds, typically derived from traditional heavier toast treatments. These new toasts are Light Long Toast (LXT), Medium Light Long Toast (MLXT) and Medium Long Toast (MXT).

Product List

225 litre Bordeaux Export
228 litre Burgundy Export
300 litre Hogshead
350 litre
500 litre Puncheon

225 litre Bordeaux Export
228 litre Burgundy Export
300 litre Hogshead Export
350 litre
500 litre Puncheon Export

225 litre Bordeaux Export
228 litre Burgundy Export

225 litre
228 litre
300l Hogshead

225 litre
228 litre
300l Hogshead

Customer References

Some recent François Frères customer references

BOURGOGNE

COTE DE BEAUNE
Domaine Pierre Yves Colin-Morey
Domaine Jean Marc Pillot
Domaine Bruno Colin
Domaine Paul Pillot
Domaine Ramonet
Domaine Marc Colin
Domaine Hubert Lamy
Domaine d’Auvenay (Leroy)
Domaine Etienne Sauzet
Domaine Carillon
Domaine Leflaive
Domaine Henri Boillot
Domaine Coche Dury
Domaine Pierre Morey
Domaine Bonneau du Martray
Domaine De La Pousse D’or
Domaine de Montille
Domaine de Courcel
Maison Bouchard Père & Fils
Maison Chanson
Maison Joseph Drouhin
Maison Bichot
Maison Camille Giroud
Domaine Nicolas Rossignol
Domaine Tollot Beaut

BOURGOGNE

COTE DE NUITS
Domaine De La Romanée Conti
Domaine Leroy
Domaine Méo Camuzet
Domaine du Comte Liger Belair (Château de Vosne Romanée)
Domaine Lamarche
Domaine Confuron Cotetidot
Domaine Anne Gros
Domaine Mugneret Gibourg
Domaine de la Vougeraie
Domaine Lecheneault
Maison Faiveley
Domaine Prieure Roch
Domaine Georges Roumier
Domaine Comte de Voguë
Domaine Jacques Frédéric Mugnier (Château de Chambolle)
Domaine du Clos des Lambrays (LVMH)
Clos de Tart
Domaine Armand Rousseau
Domaine Bernard Dugat Py
Domaine Denis Mortet
Domaine Claude Dugat
Domaine Damoy

BORDEAUX

Domaine Cos d’Estournel
Château Latour
Château Pédeclaux
Château Lilian Ladouys
Château Maucailloux
Château Lynch Bage
Château Talbot
Château Pontac Lynch
Château Suduiraut
Château Lafaurie Peyraguet

RHONE

Maison Delas
Cave de Tain l’Hermitage
Domaine Emmanuel Darnaud
Domaine Maxime et Alain Graillot
Maison Jaboulet
Château La Nerthe
Château Mont Redon
Domaine Beaurenard
Vignobles Jérôme Quiot