In order to provide more complete service, Garbellotto has realized a renewing of the barrel line, not only aesthetical: the hoops have been rationalized with circles narrower and thicker in order to have the same static seal, but increasing the surface area of free wood, and so the micro-oxygenation; the available range of wood and thickness has been expanded, having wood throughout all France, not only in the Central Massif, but also near Paris in Fontainebleau, where two centuries ago Napoleon loved to hunt deer.
The 300 l barrels and 500 l tonneaux with 32 mm ‘split’ oak, represent the company’s more international range of products, which are complemented by the more ‘Italian’ range of 350 l and 550l barrels, with the latter being 42 mm thick.
Bending of staves is always carried out using a direct flame and the exclusive DTS® method which allows the heat level of the flame to be digitally controlled, maintaining all wood at the same temperature without any changes to the aromas.
Special wood selection
We also offer special solutions of wood for particular purposes, as blend of different oak origins and also different varieties of wood (acacia, cherry, ash, chestnut, etc).
We offer only high quality splitted wood with tight grain.
The medium grain is not used for our barrique and tonneaux.
For special needs we can provide the barrels with also other special accessories, on request we can apply the natural breathable paint that protects from excessive humidity.