Tonnellerie Cadus: French Oak Structure and Shape

Discover Tonnellerie Cadus, precision oak at the service of wine

TONNELLERIE CADUS Burgundian cooperage: Building barrels with elegant, understated aromatics that give structure and support to your wine or cider with finesse. Available in 114/225/228/265/300/350/400/500L.

SENSORIEL RANGE uses patented PUR® toasting method to coax the desired end result out of the wood. Ideal for both shorter or extended élevage; available in all sizes. All are designed to fully integrate in 12 months or less and provide consistent results year after year.

Sensoriel EQUILIBRE Preserves the wine’s verve, acidity, tension, and freshness.

Sensoriel VOLUME For a round, lush, soft mouthfeel and a weighty mid-palate.

Sensoriel INTENSE A bolder barrel for bolder wines (think Virginia Petit Verdot or Tannat); spicy and toasty.

Our ORIGINE RANGE focuses on traditional grain selection and fire-toasting methods for conventional 12-month+ élevage. Available in Extra Tight Grain, Tight Grain, and Mid-Tight Grain. Traditional fire-toasts include M, M+, M++ (adding time, not temperature, for a long, slow extraction), as well as our new blond toast, M-. Medium Minus toasting results in the barest aromatic element and centers instead on tannin structure for fruit-focused reds like Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Designated forests are allocated and available at a premium.

C BY CADUS®: Our flagship barrel is all about terroir and respects and supports the wine without influencing its character or locking its energy. Seamless integration, velvety tannin texture, long, creamy finish. An exceptional barrel for exceptional wines.

CAB BY CADUS®: The newest barrel in our lineup is built just for Bordeaux varieties and blends that will be bottled within a year or so of barreling. With a blend of oak that gives just the right amount of tannin structure and aroma, CAB by Cadus is perfect for cool- or warm-climate wines alike.

CHATEAU de CHAMBORD barrels: The ultimate in history and French provenance. Grown and seasoned in the historic park surrounding the Chambord chateau in the Loire Valley and built and toasted by Tonnellerie Cadus. When you choose a Chambord barrel, a product only available on a limited basis (100 barrels per year), you are making the choice of excellence and growing your wines amidst five centuries of French history. As a user of Chambord barrels, you will be eligible to join the short list of wines marketed with the indication Matured in Chambord oak barrels.

A hand-split log is cut into rough staves for shaping into finished barrel staves.

Click here to see more about Tonnellerie Cadus’ cooperage history, people, and excellence in barrel-building. Click here to find out about Cadus’ commitment to the environment by planting a tree for every barrel sold (over 70,000 oak trees planted so far!).

Contact us for pricing and options. Stock and custom barrels warehoused in east coast USA, west coast USA, and Canada (both Ontario and BC).

Barcoding French oak logs for traceability of wood origin

Wedge-splitting a French oak log for Tonnellerie Cadus wine barrels

Assembly of barrel rose at Tonnellerie Cadus

Bending wine barrels over low heat at Tonnellerie Cadus

Toasting wine barrels at Tonnellerie Cadus

Toasting wine barrel slo-mo at Tonnellerie Cadus