This type of barrel was dedicated to storing and maturing brandy produced on the estate, often from prunes in the South West. Its particularity lies in being monoxyl, meaning it was carved from a single trunk of poplar. This trunk was still green, allowing the two rounded bottoms, put in place during fabrication, to be completely trapped in the groove as the wood dried. An ingenious process ensuring the barrel’s watertightness and preserving its precious beverage. The support for the barrel’s handle was also planned from the outset and carved into the mass.
Length: 44 cm, Diameter: 230 cm