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A special system developed in Germany as an alternative to conventional ones Barrels for the Barrique, It is manufactured in the Pfalz by partner companies and configured and delivered by rebarriQue. The basic idea is a collapsible, square "barrique barrel", which renews almost arbitrarily often on the wall insides and toasted can be. The Stave woods are significantly shorter and thinner than conventional ones and can be stacked parallel to the drum bottom at any height. The only limitation is the basement ceiling. This results in up to 80% less land consumption in the drum storages. In addition, a reduction of up to 85% of the global impact of calibrate possible for barrel staves production.

Barrel staves in the traditional barrique barrel / System rebarriQue

The manufacturer argues with the advantage of sustainability and justifies this as follows: in conventional barrels, only 10 to 15% of the total wood mass becomes extraction from phenols and tannins for the expansion of cry and spirits can be used effectively. Unfortunately, the rest of this wood mass (light yellow to ocher in the picture on the left) often remains unused and pollutes the environment due to its energy-intensive harvest, production and transport conditions (end of quote).

Each rebarriQue (a container) can be disassembled as often as desired, entire sides of the barrel or individual staves can be exchanged, re-scanned and reassembled liquid-tight. The inner surfaces can be planed, toasted again and again covered with wine. This allows for a detachable closure system between the staves and layer rings that allows easy disassembly, chemical-free reworking and quick assembly of the staves. This way you can also combine stave woods with different toast profiles in a rebarriQue. This allows individual flavor configurations.

There are two Fassdaubenlängen, which are arranged together to square, or rectangular Fassgrundflächen. Depending on the variant, the staves are 36 to 12 millimeters thick. The three drum volumes with a standard height of 1537 millimeters depend on the drum dust thickness on average 370 (Gustav), 229 (Antoine) or 143 liters (Hermine). An approach similar to that developed in Australia is Stakvat,

Pictures: © rebarriQue

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