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The Cooperage


The Ermitage workshop is the specialist in bespoke craftsmanship.  

They select the very best batches of oak to make their barrels from trees of more than 150 years of age that have grown in ancient forests sustainably managed by the French Forestry Commission and certified PEFC.


The forest from which the oak originates, the length of seasoning, the choice of staves and the level of toast are all different parameters which will nuance the profile of a barrel.  Thanks to its steam pre-toasting process, the Ermitage barrels produce extremely supple tannins and confer complexity on the wine. The marriage between the wine and the oak is completely harmonious.

The Ermitage workshop oversees each project meticulously, offering a personalised approach from the choice of the wood to delivery of the finished article.