Tonnellerie VLAD is a Romanian Cooperage situated in the Transylvanian forest area. Oak is sourced from three forest regions of Romania –Transylvania, Moldovia and Wallachia.
VLAD has its own stave mill and wood yard for maturing the oak for 36 months, where it is crafted with artisanal crafted with long toasting from one to four hours. All oak from Vlad is from PEFC and FC certified forests. Barrels are crafted in 225L, 228L, 300L, 500L. VLAD 225L is available in thin stave (22mm) or regular stave (27mm). The barrels are of high quality and are competitively priced.
Toasting is artisanal – use of incandescent oak embers and slow (two to four hour) low temperature toasting allows the toast to penetrate the staves up to 10mm, and develops refined and subtle oaky notes.