To insure its wood quality, Bossuet Cooperage has worked for long time with its own stave mill. Stave Mill site allows Jean-Louis Bossuet to guarantee oak wood origins, to estimate the oak wood lots quality before purchasing, to underwatch the spliting of oak trees and the drying of the wood.
This process allows Bossuet Cooperage to work with quality oak, from defined origins, in order to produce high quality barrels and products.
More than a single cooper, Jean-Louis Bossuet, supported by his team, often hang around the French National Forests, select his oak trees deep inside the heart of the forests, and purchase oak wood packages directly to the French National Forests Organisation's auctions.
Oak is following a long way before being ready to be worked in the cooperage, a way splited in two steps: