Zemplén Hungarian style Barrels are manufactured exclusively from the world’s best oak wood, the Quercus Petraea/Sessile.
The oak trees in the Zemplén Mountains grow slower in the volcanic soil and smaller, creating fine grain which sequentially lends itself to a very delicate extraction.
The hemicellulose in Eastern European oak breaks down much more easily, and conveys an exceptional selection of toasted, vanilla, sugary, woody, spicy and caramel-like flavors.
Many winemakers prefer the softer, smoother, creamier texture Hungarian oak offers their wines.
French winemakers used mostly Hungarian oak barrels until the middle of the XX. century, then – because of the supply cut – the French wine industry was forced to find its own oak source.
However, after the fall of the “Iron Curtain”, the cooperages from France, again became major consumers of the unique Quercus Petraea/Sessile Hungarian Oak trees, originated in the Zemplén Mountain Forest.
|Zemplen||Hungary||1.5-3mm (0.059 – 0.118|
|Allier||France||1.5-3mm (0.059 – 0.118|
|Vosges||France||2 – 4mm (0.078 – 0.157|
|Nevers||France||3 – 5mm (0.0118 -0.196|
|Jura||France||3 – 5mm (0.0118 -0.196|
|Bourgogne||France||3 – 5mm (0.0118 -0.196|
|Limousin||France||3 – 5mm (0.0118 – 0.196|
The finest available oak woods have the tightest grain that will provide the best result in winemaking.
We can get most sizes below, some must be pre-order . Hand carved, decorative dispenser barrels with stand,10 liter/2.7 gallon, 20 liter/5.3 gallon, 23 liter/6 gallon, 25 liter/6.6 gallon, 30 liter/8 gallon, 40 liter/10.6 gallon, 50 liter/13.2 gallon,100 liter/26.4 gallon,120 liter/32 gallon,150 liter/39.6 gallon, 225 liter/59 gallon Bordeaux style, 228 liter/60 gallon Burgundy style, 265 liter/70 gallon Bordeaux/Burgundy style, 350 liter/92 gallon Puncheon style,220 liter/58 gallon Hungarian Szerednyei style
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|2.7 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability||13.2 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability|
|5.3 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability||26.4 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability|
|6.6 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability||32 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability|
|8 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability||39.6 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability|
|10.6 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability||Hungarian Szerednyei style 58 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability|
|Bordeaux/Burgundy 59 Gallons||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability||Bordeaux/Burgundy 70 Gals||Call for Pricing||Call for Availability|
Harford Recooped French Oak Barrels
10, 15, 20, 30 and 60 Gallon Barrels
Compromise in cost but not quality
Solution: to make small barrels from refurbished material. These barrels are made from 100% French Oak barrels. Once the barrel is recooped, the staves are resized and the heads remade to fit the particular barrel you want.
This process starts with a neutral barrel. Then 1/4 inch of the stave and head are removed to get down to virgin wood.
This patented 18 year old technology removes the wood “with the grain” never compromising the benefits afforded by the oak. Once all the neutral oak material is removed, the barrels are cured in a controlled environment to ensure wood moisture content to be less than 13% and complete volatilization of all ethanol and wine essence occurs. Next, the barrels are toasted and raised. Then the barrels are oak fire toasted for either a medium minus, medium, medium plus or heavy toast. You tell us what you would like. Prior to shipment, barrels receive a thorough test and complete inspection to make sure there are no defects.
|Harford Recooped Wine BarrelRecooped Barrels are toasted for either a Medium, Medium plus or Heavy toast. Shipping and Handling charges will be added to the cost of the barrel.
Orders are shipped via UPS or common carrier on a prepaid basis.
New American Oak Barrels
Whiskey Barrels (Used)
53 gallons, white oak, waterproof whiskey barrels (Bourbon). These barrels are perfect low cost alternative for wine storage and impart a higher alcohol content to the wine.