Fleur de Quintessence

Fleur de Quintessence is a premium barrel for aging the world’s finest wines. This barrel celebrates artistry, craftsmanship, French heritage and an exceptional wood source, all of which contribute to Fleur de Quintessence’s status as the cooperage’s icon barrel.

Fleur de Quintessence Wood Selection We have selected the most exceptional wood from two renowned French forests, Tronçais and Jupilles, to craft a true masterpiece. Together these forests provide the finest grain oak available for modern cooperage. At our mill in France, extra fine grain staves are selected by hand and undergo extended natural seasoning over three winters. Crafstmanship Our master cooper personally oversees the crafting of each Fleur de Quintessence barrel. We patiently scrape the oak in the direction of the grain until the barrel shines, making for a beautiful presentation. We then add decorative chestnut hoops as a tribute to the Gaulois, thereby honoring the heritage of French coopering. Traceability Each Fleur de Quintessence barrel arrives with a certificate of authenticity, which provides a timeline of the barrel’s journey from the Tronçais and Jupilles forests to your winery. Barrel Styles “This barrel is the culmination of French savoir-faire and the art of coopering. The remarkable craftsmanship and finishing touches underscore Tonnellerie Quintessence’s commitment to creating an exceptional barrel.... After six months, this barrel begins unveiling unique flavor qualities, becoming the queen of the cellar.”

- Franck Jugelmann, Cellar Master
Barrel Styles Testimonials Traceability Craftsmanship Wood Selection

FdQ Chateau

Wood | Extra Fine Grain French Oak, 100% traceable from the Tronçais and Jupilles forests

Toast | Château, Château Longue, Château Evolution, Bourguignonne, Traditionnelle, Traditionnelle Longue, Ambre, & Opaline

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Heads | Toasted or Untoasted

Capacity | 225 litres

Height | 95 cm

Wood Thickness | 22 mm

Hoops | 8 black hoops, 4 decorative, Gaulois-style chestnut hoops

Upon Request | Toast level, personal laser brand.

Fleur de Quintessence | Château
FdQ Bordeaux

Wood | Extra Fine Grain French Oak, 100% traceable from the Tronçais and Jupilles forests

Toast | Château, Château Longue, Château Evolution, Bourguignonne, Traditionnelle, Traditionnelle Longue, Ambre, & Opaline

Download our Toasting Guide

Heads | Toasted or Untoasted

Capacity | 225 litres

Height | 95 cm

Wood Thickness | 22 mm

Hoops | 6 black hoops, 2 decorative, Gaulois-style chestnut hoops

Upon Request | Toast level, personal laser brand.

Fleur de Quintessence | Bordeaux
FdQ Bourgogne

Wood | Extra Fine Grain French Oak, 100% traceable from the Tronçais and Jupilles forests

Toast | Château, Château Longue, Château Evolution, Bourguignonne, Traditionnelle, Traditionnelle Longue, Ambre, & Opaline

Download our Toasting Guide

Heads | Toasted or Untoasted

Capacity | 228 litres

Height | 88 cm

Wood Thickness | 22 mm

Hoops | 6 black hoops, 2 decorative, Gaulois-style chestnut hoops

Upon Request | Toast level, personal laser brand

Fleur de Quintessence | Bourgogne
Château Bordeaux Bourgogne
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Fleur de Quintessence | Château

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Fleur de Quintessence | Bordeaux

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Fleur de Quintessence | Bourgogne

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