Large containers
Large containers

Our craft cooperage in Cognac offers wine tanks and vats made of French oak, with the option of PEFC certification.

Made exclusively of French oak, our wine tanks and vats benefit from the ancestral expertise found at our craft vat cooperage in Cognac. After being carefully selected from forests by our buyers, the timber is sawed at our Ronchamp site and transformed into batches that, like barrel staves, are left to dry naturally for several years at our maturation areas in Ronchamp and Cognac. After trimming and jointing, performed at our workshops, the process of making these ‘titans’ can begin.

OFFRE SUR MESURE

As an expert cooper in making oak vats and tanks ranging from 10 to 750 hl, our French roots have enabled us to develop expertise in the spirits market (cognac, armagnac, rum and more).

  • YOUR PROJECT, OUR EXPERTISE

    Perfectly tailored to maturing brandies, each product is custom made. From selecting the wood to installing the containers, the creativity of our design engineers, the skill of our artisan vat makers, and the reliability and meticulous care and attention of our assemblers are all put to use to benefit you. Hoops are fitted using a hammer and hoop driver to ensure efficient tightening and perfect watertightness. All joints are BNIC-approved (alcohol-resistant).

TOAST LEVELS

After trimming and jointing, the staves are tightened over the heat of an open flame. This toasting process is followed by bousinage, or oenological toasting of the oak.

  • Fire

    Assembled around a brazier, the large container is initially tightened then undergoes bousinage: this toasting process can take up to an entire day for the largest containers. The temperatures inside and outside the barrel body are regularly measured during the toasting process.

OUR SPECIALITIES & FINISHES

Having been working in the large container industry since 1838, SEGUIN MOREAU has ancestral expertise that demonstrates its quality. Its ageing area, split between Ronchamp and Merpins, ensure that our vat cooperage has significant production capacity. Finally, our manufacturing equipment enables us to produce very large containers up to 750 hl.

  • HOOP FITTING

    To ensure that vats and tanks are perfectly watertight, they all systematically undergo hoop fitting performed with a hammer and hoop driver. This ancestral technique is still popular and is passed down from generation to generation.

  • FINISHES

    Our teams pay meticulous care and attention to finishing large containers, which will be used for many years. Applying a microporous varnish or linseed oil offers protection against stains and provides a silky, warm look. The galvanised steel hoops are painted to prevent oxidation. All of the products used are carefully selected.

  • WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
    Baptiste LOISEAU
    Cellar Master - Rémy Martin
    "There are various words that spring to mind to describe how the Seguin Moreau teams have worked on this large cask project for Rémy Martin: professionalism, precision, innovation, responsiveness and expertise."
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  • Barrels

    Whether cognac, whisky or brandy, our barrels for spirits are made at our craft cooperage in Cognac.

  • Alternatives

    Chips, blocks, sticks: take a look at our range of oak alternative products to find the ideal solution for maturing your spirits!

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