Currently ReCoop Barrels can be dropshipped to your location (additional freight charges will apply) or can be picked up in our Campbell, CA store. For this reason, please call 408-871-1400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.
The barrels we offer here are re-manufactured, or re-cooped barrels which means they are quality inspected used barrels that go through a unique process where the interior surfaces are planed away revealing fresh oak and are then re-toasted. This is an affordable way to obtain high quality oak barrels which perform like new. They contribute wood compounds and micro oxygenation like a freshly cooped barrel, but at a fraction of the cost.
We use them, we love them; you will too!
French Oak is more subtle, and provides light tannin and hints of spice. It is much more commonly used in the production and aging of bold red wines.
Toasting levels affect the level of imparted wood flavors, with lighter toasting levels being more subtle and "neutral", while heavier toasts will be much more intense. Charred oak offers the heaviest, most intense oaking, and is generally used for spirits or perhaps for beers.
As a general recommendation, French Oak Medium toast barrels are the most commonly used by our wine customers.