BILLON BARREL STATS - PRICE LISTS
Tonnellerie Billon is managed by Vincent Damy who oversees 22 coopers and an annual production of just over 12,000 barrels. Jacques Damy, Vincent's father, is administrator of Les Tonnelleries de Bourgogne which oversees Tonnellerie Billon's and Tonnellerie Damy's operations.
Billon barrels have received the CTB (Centre Technique du Bois)
stamp of approval, which guarantees to wineries and consumers
around the world that these barrels meet the highest standards of
quality in the industry. Of the more than 40 cooperages in France,
only 8 cooperages have been certified by CTB.
Tonnellerie Billon continues to increase their production of larger capacity oak barrels. Sizes available include 225L, 228L, 300L, 350L,
500L, 600L, 700L and 860L puncheons. We expect the larger format puncheons to play an increasing role with Chardonnay and Italian varietals, where the winemaker is looking for conservative aromatic and flavour contributions while benefiting from barrel maturation. Billon barrels give a wonderful length to the palate, while contributing baked, spice characters that are complimentary to varietal characters.
Recommended varietals for use with these barrels:
- Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio
- Barbera, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah