Demptos Bordeaux


Premier cooperage combining traditional craftsmanship and modern research.

Our aim is to ensure that barrels become a modern winemaking instrument by combining age-old craftsmanship and state of the art techniques developed by our Research and Development Centre in Bordeaux. This and our dedication to providing advanced wine-ageing products have seen us develop a broad range of oak sourced from traceable forest regions. Demptos Bordeaux is proud to be represented at prominent wineries around the world.

Technical Data


› Bordeaux, France
› 44°44’54.6″N
› 0°25’44.8″W


› Climate Index 76
› Rainfall: average 124 rainy days per year, 900mm per year
› Monthly precipitation
› 65-110mm per month, Oct-March (Winter)
› 50-80mm per month, April-August (Summer)


› 6.6-14.9°C Mean Oct-March (Winter)
› 12.3-21.4° Mean April-August (Summer)


› 225l Bordeaux, 6 hoops, 27mm staves, 49kg
› 228l Burgundy, 8 hoops, 27mm staves, 50kg
› 300l Hogshead, 8 hoops, 27mm staves, 61kg
› 500l Puncheon, 8 hoops, 27mm staves, 78kg


› All of the wood selected by the Demptos Cooperage is air-dried
  for at least 24 months, and up to 36.
› All of the French oak is dried here, on the 20,000m² site at Saint-Caprais-de-Bordeaux.


› Exclusively fire bending of staves


› OH>15 Specialty grain selection
› “D” Collection specialty stave / grain selection (Merlot/Chardonnay/Shiraz/Cabernet)
› Medium Open
› Medium
› Medium Tight
› Tight
› “Reserve” (Very Tight)


› Paradox specialty toast
› Light
› Medium
› Medium Plus
› Heavy
› Light Long (LX)
› Medium Light-Long (MLX)
› Medium Long (MX)
› Toasted Heads available.

Product List

Demptos OH>15 is a technical barrel, the result of research carried out at the Demptos Research Centre. Constructed from carefully selected wood, these barrels have the ability to balance wines high in alcohol, hot or spicy characters due to elevated alcohol levels and improve the acidity balance during barrel maturation.

225 Litre Bordeaux
228 Litre Burgundy
300 Litre Hogshead

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

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

This is a hand selection of the tightest grains. The characteristics are very fine and deliver very even tannins which focus the wine.

225 litre Bordeaux Export
228 litre Burgundy Export
300 litre Hogshead

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

The “D” ranges are developed in conjunction with the Demptos Research Department to complement specific grape varieties. These barrels utilise a combination of grain selection and extended seasoning regimes to benefit grape varieties to best effect.

225 litre Shiraz
300 litre Shiraz
500 litre Shiraz

225 litre Cabernet
225 litre Merlot
228 litre Chardonnay
228 litre Pinot Noir
300 litre Cabernet
300 litre Chardonnay
300 litre Merlot
300 litre Pinot Noir
300 litre Shiraz 36 mo

A new toasting concept developed by Demptos. The result is a blond heavy toast that respects the inherent fruit of the wine, reducing tannin contribution and eliminating toffee aromas.

225 litre Bordeaux Export
228 litre Burgundy Export
300 litre Hogshead

Wood identified to be high in carotenoids as per those found in grape berries. Demptos uses this wood to produce the Essencia barrel to enhance the fruit characters of the wines rather than impart oak aromas. Providing complex aromatics with fine tannins, this barrel elevates the fruit in the mouth and delivers very good length.

225 litre Chateau Ferrée
225 litre thin Stave Export 22mm

A hand selection of the tightest grains. Characteristics are very fine and very even tannins which focus the wine.

225 litre Chateau Ferrée
225 litre thin Stave Export 22mm

600 litre 27mm
600 litre 45mm

Customer References

Some recent Demptos Bordeaux customer references


1st Grands crus Classé
Château Haut Brion
Château Latour
Château Margaux
Château Mouton-Rothschild


Grands Crus Classés
Château Bellevue
Château Berliquet
Château Chauvin
Château Clos des Jacobins
Château Corbin
Couvent des Jacobins
Château Fonplégade
Château Grand Mayne
Château Grand Pontet
Château Haut Sarpe
Château La Marzelle
Château Laniote
Château Larmande
Château Laroque
Château Le Prieuré
Château St Georges Cote Pavie
Château La Serre
Château Soutard
Château Quintus
Château Yon Figeac
Château Villemaurine
Château clos de Sarpe


Grands Crus classé en 1855
Château Brane Cantenac
Château Cos d’Estournel
Château Durfort Vivens
Château Gruaud Larose
Château Léoville Las Cases
Château Léoville Poyferré
Château Montrose
Château Pichon Longueville
Château Pichon Longueville
Comtesse de Lalande
Château Rauzan Ségla
Château Desmirail
Château d’Issan
Château Lagrange
Château Lafon Rochet
Château La Tour Carnet
Château Prieuré Lichine
Château Pédesclaux
Château Belgrave
Château Camensac
Château Clerc Milon
Château d’Armailhac
Château Grand Puy Ducasse
Château Lynch Bages
Château Pontet Canet
Château Batailley
Château Lynch Moussas


1st cru
Château d’Yquem
Château Suduiraut
Château Coutet
Château Giraud


1st Grands crus classés A
Château Ausone
Château Cheval Blanc
Château Angélus


1st Grand Crus Classés B
Château Beau-Séjour Bécot
Château Bélair Monange
Château Canon
Château Figeac
Château Clos Fourtet
Château Trottevieille
Château Valandraud
Château Troplong Mondot


Château Pétrus
Château Beauregard
Château Bonalgue
Château clos de Clocher
Château Clos René
Château Feytit Clinet
Château Gazin
Château l’évangile
Château Petit Village
Domaine de l’église
Château Rouget
Château Nénin
Château La pointe
Domaine Jean-Pierre Moueix (Château Lafleur Pétrus, Château Trotanoy, Château Lagrange, Château Lagrave …)