Trust

OAK BARRELS

From the ancient oak forests of Hungary, and the partnership between two families committed to excellence.

Trust brings together oak of the finest quality to create internationally recognised, handcrafted barrels. Based on the proud heritage of the Hungarian forest and their historical link with the French wine industry, the Molnars have forged very close links with the most prestigious Hungarian forests to source premium Quercus Petraea and Quercus Robur logs. Together with the François group they have developed a very modern cooperage operation based around its own stave mill, with an excellent yard for naturally air-drying oak. The skilled staff, utilising traditional techniques combined with the state of the art technology produce an internationally recognised barrel.

Trust is renowned globally in the “traditional varieties” of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot but not so widely recognised in this market is their success with the alternative varieties, especially in Italy, Hungary and other Eastern European countries.

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Based on the proud heritage of the Hungarian forest and their historical link with the French wine industry, the Molners have forged very close links with the most prestigious Hungarian  forests to source premium Quercus Petraea and Quercus Robur logs. Together with the Francois group they have developed a very modern cooperage operation based around its own stave mill, with an excellent yard for naturally air-drying oak. The skilled staff, utilising traditional techniques combined with the state of the art technology produce an internationally recognised barrel.

Trust’s Five Star barrels introduce innovative thinking, whereby each component stave is specifically matched to a toast level based on its unique retained tannin or oxygen profile. Fruit driven, richly layered and an opulent mouthfeel describe the results of this revolutionary barrel that combines five toast levels, scientifically matched to multiple oak origins.

225 litre Bordeaux
228 litre Burgundy
300 Litre Hogshead

TECHNICAL BENEFITS

  • Balances high alcohol (<14%)
  • Enhances acidic perception in high pH wines
  • Emphasizes fruit flavors, minerality and terroir driven characters

Trust’s Ingénieux starts with oak from the centre of France that is then shaped into a Blanc and Rouge option. A long seasoning regime and careful coopering provide an elegant barrel. Descriptors of the Blanc barrel include sweet vanilla, fruit forward, hazelnut, rich mouthfeel and long finish. Descriptors of the Rouge barrel include, lifted fruit, lineal structure, mocha, and a lingering finish.

225 litre Bordeaux
228 litre Burgundy
300 Litre Hogshead

225 Litre Bordeaux Enquire
228 Litre Burgundy Enquire
300 Litre Hogshead

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

225 Litre Bordeaux
228 Litre Burgundy
300 Litre Hogshead

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

225 litre Bordeaux Export
228 litre Burgundy Export

Developed from specific wood selection resulting in a barrel giving subtle aromatics & structure while delivering richness and length.

225 litre Bordeaux Export
228 litre Burgundy Export
300 litre Hogshead

225 litre Bordeaux Export
228 litre Burgundy Export
300 Litre Hogshead

Customer References

Some recent Trust customer references

Hungary

Szepsy
Bock

Italy

Marco Mazzei
Valentina Cubi

Germany

Von Winning

USA

Chateau Ste Michelle
Delicato
Don Sebastiani
Francis Coppola
Hogue Cellars
Woodbridge