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Tonnellerie Mercier

Since its creation in 1960, Tonnellerie Mercier has grown into one of the leading French cooperage companies. Its production facility, located in Barbezieux (Charente – France), between Bordeaux and Cognac is HACCP certified.

Tonnellerie Mercier takes a serious approach to traceability by ensuring the supply of French oak to the cooperage is completely seamless. The log-splitting workshop, located a few kilometres from the facility, provides 100% of the raw material needed for production.

On trend and forward-looking, always with your needs in mind, Tonnellerie Mercier offers a diversified product range andoriginal offerings.

OUR PRODUCTS

A complete range designed
for you by Tonnellerie Mercier

The Mercier Classique, Mercier Avantage and Mercier Vinotransform
ranges complement each other to meet all your needs and expectations.

Barrels, vats and casks:
the brand’s emblematic product line

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Minimalist barrel range

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Range of alternative oak products

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MERCIER STANDARD BARRELS

ÉGALEMENT DISPONIBLE : CHÊNE AMÉRICAIN Disponible en 225L et 300L CHÊNE D’EUROPE DE L’EST Disponible en 225L

ÉGALEMENT DISPONIBLE :
CHÊNE AMÉRICAIN Disponible en 225L et 300L
CHÊNE D’EUROPE DE L’EST Disponible en 225L

TRADITIONAL MERCIER TOASTS

Since 1960, Tonnellerie Mercier has become a master in the art of traditional toasting.

Slow toasting to the core, at a controlled temperature, is characteristic of
Tonnellerie Mercier, giving your wines volume on the mid-palate and length on the finish.

Ranging from light to heavy, our traditional toasts will meet your specific
requirements for ageing your wines:

Light toast (LT) :

fresh wood and minerality, highlighting the fruit, providing structure and volumewith a limited aromatic influence

Medium toast (MT) :

aromatic complexity (vanilla, floral, fruity, toasty), roundness and providing moderate structure

Medium plus toast (MT+) :

predominant presence of toasted notes (toasted bread, spices, toffee, chocolate), intense aromatic contribution

Heavy toast (HT) :

characterised by the presence of dominant woody, chocolate and roasted notes

NEW FROM MERCIER

The Dune Toast completes the range of traditional Mercier toasts with
a unique method combining a controlled toasting time and the use of
a dedicated brazier with an air circulation system for a gentle and very lightly marked toast.

It gives the wine suppleness, complexity and elegance as well as minerality and respect for its terroir.

Download the Dune data sheet
Download the Dune data sheet

Mercier Classique barrels

The large and diverse Mercier Classique range is structured
around both brand-specific and standard barrels.

Download the product data sheet
Download the product data sheet

Bordeaux barriques, Burgundy pieces, and barrels of 300 litres
and more are available in different finishes.

  • French oak
  • Fine grain selection
  • Yard seasoning for 36 months
  • Special finish
  • Limited production

Fût F de Mercier is destined for wines requiring long-ageing, with good ripeness and great power. Enveloping arefined structure, volume on the mid-palate, aromatic complexity, length.

CAPACITIES
AVAILABLE

225 L – 228 L – 300 L
500 L – 600 L

  • French oak
  • Fine grain selection for reds and medium grain for whites
  • Yard seasoning for 24 months
  • Special bending process using water

For red wines: The combination of fine grain oak and specific toast favours extraction of more integrated tannins, thus respecting the fruit and its elegance.
For whites wines: The combination of medium grain oak and specific toast brings out freshness, minerality and weight.

CAPACITIES
AVAILABLE

225 L – 228 L – 300 L
500 L – 600 L

  • French oak
  • Fine and medium
    grain selection
  • Yardseasoning
    for 24 months
  • Staves are not hollowed out

This barrel brings great complexity through its tannins, which harmoniously structure the wine, and provide freshness for grape varieties like Sangiovese and Grenache, which tend to be very ripe and sensitive to oxidation.
Suitable for long-ageing of 2 to 3 years.

CAPACITIES
AVAILABLE

225 L – 228 L – 300 L
500 L – 600 L

  • French acacia
  • Yardseasoning for 24 months
  • Rigorous selection

The acacia barrel brings freshness and complexity to white wines. It is characterised by its enhancement of citrus and floral notes.
Recommended for short-ageing, between 8 and 10 months.

CAPACITIES
AVAILABLE

225 L – 228 L – 600 L

  • French oak
  • Fine grain selection
  • Yard seasoning for 36 months
  • Special finish
  • Limited production

Fût F de Mercier is destined for wines requiring long-ageing, with good ripeness and great power. Enveloping arefined structure, volume on the mid-palate, aromatic complexity, length.

CAPACITIES
AVAILABLE

225 L – 228 L – 300 L – 500 L – 600 L

  • French oak
  • Fine grain selection for reds and medium grain for whites
  • Yard seasoning for 24 months
  • Special bending process using water

For red wines: The combination of fine grain oak and specific toast favours extraction of more integrated tannins, thus respecting the fruit and its elegance.
For whites wines: The combination of medium grain oak and specific toast brings out freshness, minerality and weight.

CAPACITIES
AVAILABLE

225 L – 228 L – 300 L – 500 L – 600 L

  • French oak
  • Fine and medium
    grain selection
  • Yardseasoning
    for 24 months
  • Staves are not hollowed out

This barrel brings great complexity through its tannins, which harmoniously structure the wine, and provide freshness for grape varieties like Sangiovese and Grenache, which tend to be very ripe and sensitive to oxidation.
Suitable for long-ageing of 2 to 3 years.

CAPACITIES
AVAILABLE

225 L – 228 L – 300 L – 500 L – 600 L

  • French acacia
  • Yardseasoning for 24 months
  • Rigorous selection

The acacia barrel brings freshness and complexity to white wines. It is characterised by its enhancement of citrus and floral notes.
Recommended for short-ageing, between 8 and 10 months.

CAPACITIES
AVAILABLE

225 L – 228 L – 600 L

Recyclable virgin polymer“JABB” head available as an option:
http://www.jabb-concept.com/

MERCIER VATS AND CASKS

Outfitting your cellars with made-to-measure vats
and casks is part of Tonnellerie Mercier’s core business.
Made to your specifications, these oak masterpieces
will fit perfectly into to your wine making program.

Download the product data sheet
Download the product data sheet

Selection from the finest French forests

Yardseasoning of the oak slices for several years (from 2 to 5 years)

Cutting of wood respecting the thread

Traceability of the raw material

Custom finishes: sanded or scraped, linseed oil or cooper’s varnish,
hoops painted in your choice of colour

Highest quality technical equipment to suit your needs:
Top hatch equipped with anti-fall grid, oval or rectangular front
door, tasting tap, draining or racking valve, heat exchangers.

Download the accessories catalog
Download the accessories catalog
Download the user guide for tanks and vats
Download the user guide for tanks and vats

Mercier Avantage Barrel

A minimalist range that focuses on the essentials
Minimum purchase quantity of 50 barrels

The Mercier Avantage barrel is inspired by the current trend of focusing on the intrinsic properties of a product by leaving out superfluous elements.

225L
Bordeaux
27mm
Transport

Medium fine grain

Early order
=
additional
discount

Yard
seasoning for
24 months

French oak

Traditional
toast:
medium or
medium plus

225L Bordeaux
27mm Transport

Medium fine grain

Early order =
additional discount

Yard seasoning for 24 months

French oak

Traditional toast:
medium or medium plus

Minimum purchase quantity of 50 barrels

Minimum purchase quantity of 50 barrels

Alternative oak products

Tonnellerie Mercier also offers a selection of alternative oak products:
Coming from trees in the finest forests, the oak used is yard-dried
naturally for 2 years and subject to strict quality controls.

Mercier alternatives for your red and white wines:

– Provide precise aroma and structure
– Reduce vegetal character
– Stabilise the colour

VINOCHAIN

VINOSTAVES

VINOCUBES

VINOCHIPS

VINOSTART

AVAILABLE TOASTS
Non-toasted, Light Toast (LT), Medium Toast (MT)