Tonnellerie Radoux provided the top quality staves from the Allier forest free of charge to build this replica.
The wood was rinsed several times to wash away the tannins and aroma for it to be as neutral as possible. A very gentle and slow toast was then applied so as to avoid altering the taste of this precious nectar.
It was of course out of the question that they take the original cask apart in order to reproduce an identical pièce. Thanks to their know-how, expertise and ingenuity, the two master coopers worked using templates, a meter rule and photos. Not only was the whole project a complex one, but the time they had was limited : only 4 months to select the wood, build, joint, make the cask watertight, toast, finish…