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).