Radoux Inc. uses the tightest-grain oak selected from different
forests throughout France, Eastern Europe & United States.
Each barrel is produced to meet a wine’s and winemaker’s
distinctive style, and personalized service is reinforced by
strict quality control to ensure consistency.
is a fairly new option for Radoux’s French Oak
customers and is the quickest oak extraction of the
three French Oak options. This is a perfect fit for
those customers barrel aging wines for 12 months or
less and works particularly well with shorter aged wines
like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
- Mixed Grain: This selection is 50% Tight Grain and 50% Medium Grain. Available in White Wine Selection (WWS) or Red Wine Selection (RWS); Classic or Evolution toast styles.
is Radoux’s most popular French Oak Barrel. Due to
the Tight Grain, the oak extraction is much slower than
the Medium Grain Barrels and is recommended for any wine
aging in barrels for 12-24 months.
Tight Grain "Blend":
Only the Highest Quality, Tightest-Grain Oak is selected
and produced into Radoux’s Extra Tight, “Reserve
BLEND” barrels. Due to the grain tightness, oak extraction
is very slow and it is recommended for wine (particularly
red Bordeaux and other longer aged varietals) aging in barrels
for 18-24 months. See Reserve Blend
Missouri Oak Barrels are a great all-purpose barrel,
for white wines the characteristics are coconut in the
nose with a sweet vanilla cream in the palate. For red
wines, the fruit is highlighted in the nose and a “juicy”
fruit quality in the palate.
The Appalachian Oak Barrels have great spices in the
nose and a lemon cream in the palate. Less sweet oak
character which retains the perception of acidity. This
is a terrific barrel for Zinfandel and Syrah, but also
works well with Chardonnay.
- 36 Month Barrels now available
Hybrid Barrels are a mix of oak origin and available in two standard formats: American Oak Body with French Oak Heads or 50% American Oak/50% French Oak Body with French Oak Heads
European Oak Barrels
Tight grain oak from the Caucuses region of Eastern Europe
is selected and produced into Radoux’s Eastern European
Oak Barrels. These barrels are available in all toast
levels and are great for all types of wine and as an alternative
for French Oak.
Small French Oak Barrels are available in 28L, 55L & 110L sizes and are perfect for home winemakers. Available in Medium or Medium Plus toast levels.
Oak Tanks and Casks
Radoux originally focused on the manufacture
of upright tanks and casks. Today, we continue
to specialize in large capacity containers.
Radoux upright tanks and casks are made
to measure, with the same craftsmanship
and quality standards that are used in the
production of barrels.
Coopers can advise you on the conception
of customized upright tanks and casks
to meet your requirements and on their
set-up in the cellar to facilitate use
upright tanks are delivered with a sanded
finish, varnished or coated with linseed
oil, and hoops painted in black or plum
as desired. The upright tanks rest on
oak stands. Oval or Round casks are delivered
with one crossbar on the back, a double
crossbar on the front and a wooden trap.
The crossbars on the heads are finished
with a dark brown varnish. Casks rest
on cradle-shaped stands. Both tanks and
casks can be equipped with a variety of
accessories and, depending on their capacity,
they are delivered assembled or unassembled,
then reassembled in your winery.