Tonnellerie Maury Barrels now Available in North America Through Bouchard Cooperages
Napa, CA. February 26, 2019 - Bouchard Cooperages is proud to offer French Oak barrels from Tonnellerie Maury in Bordeaux. After decades of use within some of the top Grand Cru Classé Châteaux in France, these barrels will now be available to wineries in North America for the first time.
About Tonnellerie Maury:
Tonnellerie Maury & Fils is a traditional, fourth generation cooperage that originated along the “quai des chartrons quartier” of Bordeaux in 1893. It is in this area of the city along the Garonne river that wine barrels were loaded onto ships and exported to Britain and soon after, around the world.
Tonnellerie Maury specializes in the 225L Bordeaux barrel but also makes sizes ranging up to 500L puncheons and 600 L Demi- Muid upon request based on different French oak grain sizes and a curated blend of premium oak forests from the center of France.
Mathieu Maury, a fourth generation cooper, now manages Tonnellerie Maury. Mathieu has a strong reputation and image in the local Bordeaux market where 90% of his barrels are sold to Grand Cru Classé Châteaux throughout the region. The style and toasting of the barrels have been developed through decades of collaboration with the winemakers in this region. Stylistically and traditionally, the Maury barrels are best suited to Bordeaux red varietals including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Tonnellerie Maury barrels focus on fruit purity, expression, aromatics, and structure. Maury provides the perfect balance of power and elegance with plush tannins and a generous but tight mid palate with exceptional length.
Maury barrels allow the fruit to remain in focus while providing lift and fullness. The barrels are delicate enough for a lighter vintage but have enough personality and impact to excel in warmer vintages and richer wine styles. The barrels offer fruit expression, elegance, and consistent mouth feel from entry to finish.
About Bouchard Cooperages:
Bouchard Cooperages is an independent broker and consulting agency celebrating 40 years serving the North American and International wine industry, with carefully selected and specialized cooperages that include:
Burgundy: Tonnellerie Damy and Tonnellerie Billon
Bordeaux: Tonnellerie Maury
Hungary: European Coopers Hungary
United States: Master Coopers USA
Austria: Fassbinderie Schneckenleitner
Bouchard Cooperages also offers Canadell French oak alternatives and Chêne-oelogie French oak tannins.
In addition to barrels and oak products, Bouchard Cooperages offers Drunk Turtle for cocciopesto and concrete eggs, Montecchio Impruneta terracotta amphorae and Vin et Terre for “grés” sandstone jarres.
Every supplier in the Bouchard Cooperages portfolio has a unique style, reputation and specialization to cater to different segments of the wine and beverage alcohol industry.
Please reach out to sales@bouchardcooperages for more information and 2019 pricing.