We make round and oval casks of 10 to 500 hl and over, in standard sizes or in sizes specifically requested by our clients. The staves are curved “full thickness”, which means they are homogeneous throughout their length (head and belly).
This particular curvature is used to obtain casks statically more solid, because the staves have full thickness particularly where the strain is greater; from the wine-making point of view they are more durable, because there is more wood yielding aromatic substances; renewable, because over the years it is possible to remove 5-8 mm of the internal thickness to revive aromatic exchange. Ample rational hoops made of top quality galvanised, phosphate-coated iron, complete construction of the casks. The interior of each cask is lightly shaved to facilitate cleaning in the winery, whereas the exterior is planed and sanded.
Both ends of the cask are bent with a double arch (dam principle), the only way to guarantee a perfectly watertight container. This double curving is needed for casks of 15 hl and over because otherwise the ends would deform, causing warping and irreparable leakage.
All casks are then controlled and tested at controlled pressure and temperature to verify perfect seal and precise capacity. The production process ends with the application of natural varnish and, if required, the head of the staves are painted in the traditional way with red paint.
Available on demand:
|APP. CAPACITY IN HECTOLITRES||MAX. LENGTH EXTERNAL STAVES APP – CM||THICKNESS EXTERNAL HEAD STAVES APP – MM||MAX. EXTERNAL BELLY DIAMETER APP – MM||WORKING BOTTOM THICKNESS APP – MM||WEIGHT IN
|35||190||55 o 65||185||65||0,6 – 0,65|
|40||200||55 o 65||195||65||0,7 – 0,8|
|50||210||55 o 65||210||65||0,8 – 0,9|
|125||270||65 o 75||285||85||1,7 – 1,8|
|150||290||65 o 75||305||85||2,0 – 2,2|