Delivery time approx. 8 working days
- Order number: 1224.5
Combining authenticity and innovation with the utmost elegance, Maison Moussié barrels are designed to protect a wine’s identity and allow a pure expression of the fruit.
Petra combines our strict wood origin and grain specifications with our heated stone toasting technology to create a barrel which enhances the fruit, finesse, and elegance in the finished wine while minimizing the impact of oak.
Innovative Toasting Technology
Petra barrels are toasted using a patented heated stone technology. The non-combustion process uses natural stones and water elements combined with heat to create barrels that are evenly toasted and consistent.
Electric conductors emit heat by direct contact with carefully selected natural stones. This heat energy is transmitted from the stones to the barrel staves. Convection heat is also applied through water, misted at specific intervals during the toast, which turns into vapor and circulating hot air to increase the temperature between the toasting apparatus and the staves.
Choosing Natural Stones
Selecting stones innately of the earth for toasting contributes another natural element to our process. Stone offerings currently include lava and natural jade. Lava stones were selected first for their heat absorption and transmission properties, as well as beauty and form. Through our research, we found natural jade to be another successful option, lending additional elegant characteristics to the finished wine.
Wood - Premium
Forêts Françaises – 24 mois – very fine grain . Our Premium barrel is crafted with very fine grain oak (from 1.5 to 2mm) coming from French forests selected for their unique qualities. The oak is seasoned for 24 months at our own stave mill.
Toasting - Complexité with jade stones
Strengthens the fruit in the wine both on the nose and palate. Ideal to achieve a balanced aromatic and structural result. Designed for red grape varietals.
Construction: Bourgogne Transport / Traditional
Hoops: 8 galvanised hoops
Length of staves: 89 cm
Ø Belly: 72 cm
Ø Head: 61 cm