It’s hard to look past the presence the casks have in the winery – standing tall and proud, they become part of your winery’s enduring story long after your barrels have been replaced with new oak. When treated well, casks can last for decades.
As a winemaking tool, a cask is inimitable. Thick staves limit oxygen transmission and help to preserve fruit characters whilst building texture over time. A much lower surface area to volume ratio allows the wine to breathe, soften, and integrate slowly. Light toasting over a long period of time provides a freshness with finesse.
The Foudrerie François handcrafted oak vats, foudres, casks and rounds are sought after worldwide. We have a range of shapes and capacities, with a selection of the finest quality valves, fittings, doors, traps and other accessories to suit your winemaking requirements.
Discover our selection of Foudrerie François large format casks and vats today.