Tonnellerie Berger & Fils
A long-standing and prestigious history in oak
Since vintage 2016, Classic Oak Products has been supplying the prestigious and masterfully made Tonnellerie Berger & Fils into Australian wineries. Founded in 1954 by the Berger family, historically located in St Estèphe and subsequently relocated to Vertheuil, Tonnellerie Berger & Fils has always been at the heart of Médoc vineyards. Handed down from generation to generation, the Tonnellerie Berger & Fils integrated into the TFF group, in June 2014.
« We have absolute confidence in the origin of the oak used, the follow-up and the care given to the barrels. »
Eric Tourbier, Technical Director
Château Mouton Rothschild
Expertise based upon a shared knowledge
Since its creation, the Tonnellerie Berger & Fils has established collaborations with leading Châteaux in Bordeaux to perfect its knowledge and respond to specific requirements. Technical meetings and tastings with winemakers dictate the selection of wood and its toasting to guarantee the optimal respect of each wine. These choices can be done thanks to the wood we dry and control ourselves at the production site for up to 36 months. We guarantee full traceability of each and every batch and a quality control is done on every single barrel produced at the cooperage.
« Berger barrels bring freshness while preserving the fruit, and structure the wine in line with our long aging process. »
Hélène Génin, Technical Director
A highly-skilled team of master coopers
The qualified team, centred around master coopers, is the essence of the cooperages identity and knowledge. Perpetuating traditional arts and old techniques, while relying on new technology, very unique barrels are produced.
Tonnellerie Berger & Fils implements French expertise, gained from years of experience within the cooperage, and by collaborating with the most prestigious estates.
From ageing to wood selection, toasting levels to finishing touches, the cooperage is able to adapt production processes to respond to individual needs and therefore maintain optimal relationship between oak and wine. Custom-made barrels guaranteed for each wine.