With a production of approximately 10,000 barrels per year, Gillet remains a very hands on Cooperage that retains control over oak supply and all steps of production. Used in the past only for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Gillet barrels are also producing some fantastic results with Shiraz, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon in the “New World”.
Characteristics: Subtle spicy/savoury flavour typically with red wines and a nutty/mineral character with whites. Gillet can tend to have quite a savoury flavour in the first 3-6 months which integrates into the wine with further time. The new “blonde” toast is a toasting profile which leaves the barrel on the brazier for a longer period of time with less heat, giving more subtle flavours.
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