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La Botticella ®

These are the fruit of our collaborators in order to rationalise the use of the normal “tonneaux“ in wine cellars.
They combine the convenience of the large casks with the refining speed of 5-700 litre barrels. They join the simple and effective building technique of the common tonneaux (pronounced toasting and simple straight ends) together with the more convenient accessories of the large casks like the small door, the valves etc. this facilitates use and cleaning because they do not need to be moved.

They are built with two types of staves: split or sawn in quarters of 40-45 mm with bottoms sawn in quarters of 55 mm. The staves are curved with direct fire using pieces of seasoned oak to avoid aromatic interference. They are then toasted in conditions with electronic control, slowly and delicately to ensure the maximum aromatic efflux from the wood. Toasting can be light, medium, medium-strong and strong.

The staves are always arched using a direct flame, and thanks to the innovative DTS®, at a completely controlled temperature. Thanks to the Digital Toasting System®, bending is followed by toasting, a process in which the temperature is also controlled precisely, allowing for slow and deep toasting to ensure the best release of aromas, guaranteed and consistent. The following toasting options are available: light at 180°, medium at 185°, medium-plus at 190° and strong at 210°. The narrowly-spaced hooping with top quality galvanised phosphorated iron complete the building of the barrels.

Internal and external planning and sand-papering give the finishing touches and make them easy to clean and splendid to see. A special natural transpirable varnish may be applied on request, which protects the barrel from excessive humidity.

Section view - 1.000 lt

Accessories

Standard accessories:

  • A small wooden door (on request make from one prestigious central stave at the front end).
  • Stainless steel valve fixed to the door with a choice of attachments and sizes.
  • Stainless steel wine-tasting spoon fixed to the centre of front end. Tannic or resinous wooden support resistant to humidity.
  • Silicone stopper for upper hole.

On request:

  • Stainless steel AISI 304 Front Door.
  • Stainless steel AISI 304 Discharging unit.
STAINLESS STEEL

Made from a single prized plank of the bottom front.