The Dargaud & Jaeglé Cooperage is located in Romanèche-Thorins, in Saone et Loire, at the crossroads of two major wine regions, Beaujolais and Maconnais. Since its creation in 1921, D&J has always defended the idea that oak aging must be done with the greatest respect for the fruit, the terroir, and winemaking artistry. D&J’s original technique, relentlessly enhanced, reinforces this ideal.
Dargaud & Jaeglé is certified FTF Fût de Tradition Française by the CTBA (Centre technique du bois et de l’ameublement) which, among other things, guarantees the following ;
- The oak used is of French origin
- All wood lots are traceable
- The staves are traditionally split
- The staves are naturally air-dried
- All our coopers are highly qualified craftsmen
- Barrel volume and dimension standards are respected
- The internal and external surfaces meet quality standards
- Production procedures are put into place to guarantee the barrels’ overall quality and coopering tradition
The wood suppliers are certified PEFC, which guarantees sourcing from sustainable forests and traceability of the oak.
Being sensitive to environmental issues, D&J has established its carbon footprint in order to find ways to help lower its ecological impact.