THE NOBILITY OF OAK
The nobility of oakIn pursuit of absolute perfection, Tonnellerie Nadalié has chosen to control the entire production process, from the choice of wood through to delivery to wine producers.
The spirit of selectionWith a sharp eye, Nadalié chooses the noblest high-forest oak trees while they are still standing, the raw material for its creations. Most often, these purchases are made at auctions held by the national forestry office.
Felling and splittingThe oaks are felled according to lunar cycles. The trees then become logs and are manually split into staves in the sawmills and stave mills that form part of the group.
Time makes all the differenceThe staves are stacked in the open air and sprayed with water for at least 2 years.
The most bitter tannins disappear, and the wood is then ready to express its full aromatic palette. It is also an essential refining phase in which the grain becomes tighter, ensuring a perfect seal later on.
Permanent controlFrom the forest to the cellar, Nadalié ensures continuous traceability of its creations.
History is written, the memory of the exalted wood endures.