Vintage | 2 Year Air-Seasoned Wood

2 Year Open Air-Seasoned Oak

Vintage Premium | 3 Year Air-Seasoned Wood

3 Year Open Air-Seasoned Oak

Best suited for medium-to-long aging, to enhance the wine palate and add bright aromas.

The popular Canton Vintage barrel is made from specifically selected American oak that has been open air-seasoned for 24 months. The Vintage barrel highlights bright fruit flavors and wine aromas, contributing mid-palate depth and complexity.

We also offer the Vintage Premium barrel, made with 36 month, open air-seasoned staves, from the same selection and grain of wood as the Vintage barrel. The Vintage Premium barrel offers a more subtle aromatic expression, refinement and delicacy.

Wood Selection and 100% Natural Seasoning

  • Carefully selected American white oak that has been milled according to our high-quality specifications.
  • Third-party certification for open air-seasoning for a minimum of 24 months (Vintage) and 36 months (Vintage Premium) – certified annually since 2006.
  • Medium to fine grain and hand-sorted before stacking for aging.

Toasting Technology

  • Slowly steam-bent and toasted over an open oak fire according to precise time and temperature formulas, monitored by computerized sensors.
  • Proprietary toasting levels: light, medium, medium plus and heavy.
  • Barrel heads are toasted, or plain by request.

Tasting Notes

Fruit flavors and aromas are enhanced, imparting a sweet toasted oak character accented with vanilla, toffee, hazelnut, brown spice, with hints of pastry. The Vintage Premium adds an extra level of subtlety, complexity, soft mouth feel and richness. Both the Vintage and Vintage Premium are excellent for white and red wines.

Special Features

  • HACCP food safety – third-party certified since 2006.
  • Computerized traceability. Unique identification number per barrel.
  • Haloanisole and Halophenol panel tested multiple times during production process.
  • Cauterized 50 mm bung hole; 42-52 mm by request. Silicone bung included.
  • Galvanized steel hoops. Special hoop placement available upon request.
  • Thin stave option available for Bordeaux barrels.
  • Laser branding. Optional customized logo on barrel head.
  • Superb workmanship and finishing.
  • Reinforced packaging available upon request.
Barrel Size Length Head Diameter Bilge Diameter Weight Hoops Thickness
200 L 88.1 cm
34.75 in
55.3 cm
21.75 cm
64.0 in
25.19 cm
48 kg
105 lb
6 27 mm
1.06 in
225 L Bordeaux 93.3 cm
36.75 in
57.0 cm
22.5 in
68.1 cm
26.8 cm
50 kg
110 lb
6 or 8 27 mm
1.06 in
228 L Burgundy 87.1 cm
34.3 in
59.7 cm
23.5 in
70.5 cm
27.7 cm
50 kg
110 lb
6 or 8 27 mm
1.06 in
265 L 93.3 cm
36.75 in
62.3 cm
24.5 in
73.0 cm
28.7 cm
55 kg
120 lb
6 or 8 27 mm
1.06 in
300 L Hogshead * 101.0 cm
39.75 in
62.3 cm
24.5 in
75.4 cm
29.7 cm
60 kg
133 lb
6 or 8 27 mm
1.06 in

Barrel Sizes

200 L 225 L Bordeaux 228 L Burgundy 265 L 300 L Hogshead*
Length 88.1 cm
34.75 in
93.3 cm
36.75 in
87.1 cm
34.3 in
93.3 cm
36.75 in
101.0 cm
39.75 in
Head Diameter 55.3 cm
21.75 cm
57.0 cm
22.5 in
59.7 cm
23.5 in
62.3 cm
24.5 in
62.3 cm
24.5 in
Bilge Diameter 64.0 in
25.19 cm
68.1 cm
26.8 cm
70.5 cm
27.7 cm
73.0 cm
28.7 cm
75.4 cm
29.7 cm
Weight 48 kg
105 lb
50 kg
110 lb
50 kg
110 lb
55 kg
120 lb
60 kg
133 lb
Hoops 6 6 or 8 6 or 8 6 or 8 6 or 8
Thickness 27 mm
1.06 in
27 mm
1.06 in
27 mm
1.06 in
27 mm
1.06 in
27 mm
1.06 in

* Please check availability due to wood allocation