Perle de Quintessence

Perle de Quintessence is our exquisite teardrop pearl: a truncated oval-shaped barrel designed for wine fermentation. This barrel offers an elegant touch well suited to premium wine programs.

Perle Inspiration This barrel’s unique shape and technical specifications were carefully designed and crafted in creative collaboration with a Grand Cru Classé in St. Emilion, where it was trialed over two vintages. Our quest: to develop a premium barrel featuring an easily removable chapeau (lid) and ideal silhouette for fermentation. Conception An easily removable lid with a hermetic seal eliminates the need for any alterations to the barrel before, during or after fermentation. Meanwhile, the teardrop pearl shape ensures the pomace is located at the most conical and narrow section of the barrel. During pump-overs, the fermenting must passes through a larger volume of pomace, promoting pomace/juice exchanges. Chauffe Perle An extended pre-toast makes the staves even more pliable than a traditional pre-toast, allowing us to create the barrel’s unique shape. Our master coopers then employ the special Perle toast, which is designed for early integration with wine and an elegant sensory result. Systeme de Pression When desired, gas pressure can be applied during fermentation to maximize the compression of the cap with the juice, thus requiring less mechanical intervention. Barrel Styles Pressurization Perle Toast Design Inspiration

Pression

Wood | Fine Grain French Oak

Toast | Perle toast designed to integrate early with the wine, preserve the fruit, add complexity and offer a hint of soft oak aromatics.

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Lid that hermetically seals | Stainless steel lid closed with eight hold-down clamps

Capacity | 390 litres

Height | 110 cm

Wood Thickness | 27 mm

Hoops | 7 galvanized

tap | Stainless steel

Upon request | Cap puncher and stainless colander

Perle de Quintessence | Pression
Classique

Wood | Fine Grain French Oak

Toast | Perle toast designed to integrate early with the wine, preserve the fruit, add complexity and offer a hint of soft oak aromatics.

Download our Toasting Guide

Lid that hermetically seals | Plastic lid with six clamp levers

Capacity | 390 litres

Height | 110 cm

Wood Thickness | 27 mm

Hoops | 7 galvanized

tap | Stainless steel

Upon request | Cap puncher and stainless colander

Perle de Quintessence | Classique
Pression Classique
  • Perle
  • Inspiration
  • Conception
  • Chauffe Perle
  • Système de Pression

Perle de Quintessence | Pression

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Perle de Quintessence | Classique

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