10 February 2015
Since August 2014, in the original winery of Lamole in Lamole, this innovative egg-shaped barrel has had a prime, yet contrasting, position. The purpose of this novel barrel, produced by the French Transaud cooperage based in Cognac, is not to modify the wood that is central to the refining and aging of the most prized wines.
The slow, constant convective motion of the wine inside the barrel improves its maturity while fostering optimal exploitation of the noble dregs to the purpose of achieving more rounded, complex results.
Aesthetics are just a small part of the story. It is a matter of trying out this new barrel and Lamole di Lamole was one of the very first Italian wineries to believe in this project launched by Taransaud, one of France’s oldest barrel making companies, boasting an uninterrupted family-run production that dates back to 1672. The company uses only French oak and guarantees the traceability of each single trunk employed to produce its barrels.