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Bouchard Cooperages: International brokers of fine quality oak wine barrels



Bouchard Cooperages is proud to announce the introduction of Richelieu, a new brand of barrel developed specifically for bolder red varietals and blends.Richelieu

The Richelieu barrel is hand crafted at Tonnellerie Billon using a unique, proprietary blend of oak from small micro climates within three of the finest forests in France, all sourced from independent family suppliers with trusted, long-established relationships. One forest contributes a noted minerality, another imparts structure, texture and spice, while the third brings softness, freshness and elegance.

These three forests come together in a barrel toasted in a special style, creating a complex yet balanced contribution that shines a spotlight on fruit and terroir, while adding a pronounced length — culminating in a polished harmony of wood and wine.

Available in 225L Bordeaux and 228L Burgundy sizes, Medium and Medium Plus toast and in limited quantities, each Richelieu barrel is carefully crafted to ensure a precisely measured combination of the three forests, with all staves seasoned for a minimum of 36 months, and all heads aged for a minimum of 48 months.

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