The Stave Mill Operations
3 years long of a rigorous preparation
Having been located for a long time next to the cooperage in St Simon de bordes, the Stave Mill site was delocated in 2010 in the centre of France (Allier) close to many National Forests.
Oak trees are brought there after their cut, heads are removed in the aim of conserving only the base of the trees, the main quality part able to become Oak staves for the barrels production.
Oak wood first undergoes an intensive washing period, constantly under watering, to clean and eliminate bad tannins. This operation may last several weeks before the oak tree trunks might be ready to be split.