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Perle de Quintessence 390 l
The innovation of Quintessence in the area of fermentation is the barrel „Perle de Quintessence“. It was developed for the fermentation of special wines with the cut off and oval design. The technical specifications and the unique design were carefully designed and crafted in creative collaboration with Tonnellerie Quintessence and a Grand Cru Chateau in St. Emilion. This barrel, recently presented to the public, offers an elegant touch to premium wines. The story of Perle de Quintessence started in a restaurant in St. Emilion with a sketch on a table napkin. The impulse for this barrel originated from a basic need from wineries: To get access to the content during the fermentation without altering the barrel. A prototype was built in the Tonnellerie Quintessence with traditional cooper tools and was tested in a winery. To get constant quality they tested two different vintages with respectively eight Perle de Quintessence barrels. Benefits:- Particularly developed for fermentation- Easily removable lid with an hermetic seal- If wished you can increase the gad pressure so that the pomace is  pressed more towards the juice- The design warrants that the trester is gathered at the most narrow  and conical part of the barrel Wood: French oak Includes:- Pressure relief valve- Sample tap- Stainless steel cover Toasting: An extended pre-toast makes the staves more flexible and facilitates the barrel's special design. After the pre-toast they use a special developed Toasting called “Perle”. It preserves the fruit and adds a hint of oak and complexity. An elegant solution for many grape varieties.

€3,520.02*
net: €2,958.00
Quintessence 225 l - Fleur de Quintessence
The premium barrel of the Tonnellerie Quintessence With its 4 decorative chestnut hoops, the carefully selected wood, the beautifully decorated front and the 8 black barrel hoops, this barrique is a real highlight for your wine cellar.

€1,739.78*
net: €1,462.00
Variants available
Quintessence 225 l American Oak
Toast: P 11
Barrel staves stored for 24 monthsBarrel hoops: 6 hot-dip galvanised tyresWood origin: USA (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma)Toasting technique: Traditional with toasted headsAromas: rich oak wood and roasted aromas, vanilla, spices, brown sugarPalate: balance between fruit and roasted aromas, rich in structure and with a fine finishPerfect for: strong red and white wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, SyrahWe recommend a maturation period of: 12-18 monthsWe have put together a selection of these toastings for you with brief information:These profiles represent a selection of very popular toasting variants in Europe. Many of these used alone are too much for one wine, therefore the combination must be sought and selected. The application to other types of wine is also conceivable! For further toasting profiles please contact us!Profiles 11:This toasting is designed for really fine wines, it adds body and length while creating a nice balance between fruit and wood. This toasting on the classic American barrel brings complexity and finesse! Can be used for example with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay.Profile 33:Developed by a European oenologist, designed for medium to very complex body red wines. This toast is applied in a relatively short time with great heat. Characteristic are vanilla aromas, light toasted characters, slightly wood characters on the tongue. To be applied e.g. with Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.Profile 37:A toast made by slowly and steadily applying heat. This toast enhances the toasted aromas, it brings a mix between dark toast, toffee and caramelized sugar. This toast gives the wine a typical barrique taste. To be used for example with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay.Profile 52:A toasting developed to reduce the lactone character in American oak. By increasing the toasting time and temperature, the lignin breakdown is increased and this profile pronounces vanilla notes. It is a toasting that offers the fruity character and light notes of dark toast and smoke aromas.Profile 105:Corresponds to the Medium Plus Toasting and is a further development of this, with a somewhat rounder finish.Profile 107:This toast is an intermediate between Profile 52 and Profile 33, it offers mild vanillin and roasted aromas, has its best results in Pinot Noir. 

€712.81*
net: €599.00
Variants available
Quintessence 225 l French Oak - Bordeaux Château Tradition
Toast: Chateau Toast
shape: Bordeaux Chateau Tradition, 95 cm stave length, with crossbar at the headBarrel staves stored for 24 monthsBarrel hoops: 8 hot-dip galvanised hoops, additionally willow or chestnut wood hoops at the barrel headsWood origin: France (Jupilles, Troncais, Fontainebleau, Darney)Toasting technique: ChateauAromatic: complex oak, mocha, espresso, caramel, cedarPalate: considerable depth, fruity, fine and elegant tannin structurePerfectly suited for: Red wines that are to be stored for a longer period of time. (Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot)We recommend a maturation period of: 18+ months

€1,294.72*
net: €1,088.00
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Quintessence 225 l French Oak - Bordeaux Transport
Toast: Light Toast
shape: Bordeaux Tradition, 95 cm stave lengthBarrel staves stored for 24 monthsBarrel hoops: 6 hot-dip galvanised hoopsWood origin: France (Jupilles, Troncais, Fontainebleau, Darney)Toasting technique: TraditionalAromas: rich oak wood and roasted aromas, vanilla, spices, brown sugarPalate: balance between fruit and roasted aromas, rich in structure and with a fine finishPerfectly suited for: moderately matured, balanced wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, SyrahWe recommend a maturation period of: 12-18 months

€1,137.64*
net: €956.00
Quintessence 225 l French oak - Château Ferré
A barrique barrel of the highest quality and performance level made of extra fine-pored French oak.It is equipped with hot-dip galvanized hoops and cross bars on the barrel bottoms.Wood type: French oakToasting: Medium (other toastings on request)

€1,249.50*
net: €1,050.00
Quintessence 225 l XTRA Fine French Oak - Bordeaux Transport
Extra fine wood selectionfor a longer maturation period >18 monthsless oxygen exchange and therefore smoother tannin releaseToast: Medium (other toastings on request)

€1,167.39*
net: €981.00
Variants available
Quintessence 228 l French Oak - Bourgogne Transport
Toast: Bourgonge Medium Traditional
shape: Burgundy Export, 88 cm stave lengthBarrel staves stored for 24 monthsBarrel hoops: 8 hot-dip galvanised hoopsWood origin: France (Jupilles, Troncais, Fontainebleau, Darney)Toasting technique: TraditionalAromas: rich oak wood and roasted aromas, vanilla, spices, brown sugarPalate: balance between fruit and roasted aromas, rich in structure and with a fine finishPerfectly suited for: moderately matured, balanced wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, SyrahWe recommend a maturation period of: 12-18 months

€1,160.25*
net: €975.00
Variants available
Quintessence 228 l German Oak - Johanniskreuz
Toast: Medium Toast
Barrel-Collection: „Johanniskreuz“ - 228 l barrel of fine grain german oak, airseasoned 24 months to 30 months- Stave dimension: 27 mm- 8 galvanized and subsequently black anodized hoops (exclusively look)- Exclusively produced by Tonnellerie Quintessence for Wilhelm Eder GmbHToastings:- Medium Toast- Medium Plus Toast- Nordic Whisky ToastThe first barrel of German oak of a French premium production which is provided for an extended clientele!

€1,174.53*
net: €987.00
Quintessence 228 l XTRA FINE French Oak - Bourgogne Transport
Extra fine wood selectionfor a longer maturation period >18 monthsless oxygen exchange and therefore smoother tannin releaseToast: Medium (other toastings on request)

€1,190.00*
net: €1,000.00
Variants available
Quintessence 300 l American Oak
Toast: Medium Toast
shape: Export 300, 102 cm stave lengthBarrel staves stored for 24 monthsbarrel hoops: 8 hot-dip galvanised hoopsWood origin: USA (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma)Toasting technique: Traditional with toasted headsAromas: rich oak wood and roasted aromas, vanilla, spices, brown sugarPalate: balance between fruit and roasted aromas, rich in structure and with a fine finishPerfect for: strong red and white wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, SyrahWe recommend a maturation period of: 12-18 months

€834.19*
net: €701.00
Variants available
Quintessence 300 l French Oak
Toast: Light Toast
shape: Export 300, 102 cm stave lengthBarrel staves stored for 24 monthsBarrel hoops: 8 hot-dip galvanised hoopsWood origin: France (Jupilles, Troncais, Fontainebleau, Darney)Toasting technique: TraditionalAromas: rich oak wood and roasted aromas, vanilla, spices, brown sugarPalate: balance between fruit and roasted aromas, rich in structure and with a fine finishPerfectly suited for: moderately matured, balanced wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, SyrahWe recommend a maturation period of: 12-18 months

€1,301.86*
net: €1,094.00
Variants available
Quintessence 500 l American Oak
Toast: Medium Toast
shape: Export 500, 109 cm stave lengthBarrel staves stored for 24 monthsBarrel hoops: 8 hot-dip galvanised hoopsWood origin: USA (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma)Toasting technique: Traditional with toasted headsAromas: rich oak wood and roasted aromas, vanilla, spices, brown sugarPalate: balance between fruit and roasted aromas, rich in structure and with a fine finishPerfect for: strong red and white wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, SyrahWe recommend a maturation period of: 12-18 months Profile 37:A toast made by slowly and steadily applying heat. This toast enhances the toasted aromas, it brings a mix between dark toast, toffee and caramelized sugar. This toast gives the wine a typical barrique taste. To be used for example with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay.

€1,364.93*
net: €1,147.00
Variants available
Quintessence 500 l French Oak
Toast: Light Toast
shape: Export 500, 109 cm stave lengthBarrel staves stored for 24 monthsBarrel hoops: 8 hot-dip galvanised hoopsWood origin: France (Jupilles, Troncais, Fontainebleau, Darney)Toasting technique: TraditionalAromas: rich oak wood and roasted aromas, vanilla, spices, brown sugarPalate: balance between fruit and roasted aromas, rich in structure and with a fine finishPerfectly suited for: moderately matured, balanced wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, SyrahWe recommend a maturation period of: 12-18 months

€1,651.72*
net: €1,388.00
Variants available
Quintessence 500l German Oak - Johanniskreuz
Toast: Light Toast
Barrel series: Johanniskreuz for white wine, Burgundy types, fruity red wines and with special toastings for distillates- 500 l barrel of fine grain german oak, airseasoned 24 months to 30 months- 8 galvanized and subsequently black anodized hoops (exclusively look)- Toasting:   - Nordic Whisky Toast- Medium Toast- Medium Longue Toast- Medium Plus Toast- Bourguignonne- Traditionelle Longue   - Featured with a silicon bung

€1,651.72*
net: €1,388.00

Tonnellerie Quintessence

Have you chosen a French producer? We have been working side by side with the French tonnellerie Quintessence for decades and distribute barrels from their production.
We offer 225l to 500l volumes made from the finest French or American oak.