Burgundy cooperage for forest origin French oak barrels, puncheons and casks.
Tonnellerie Billon was created in 1947 by Gaston Billon, is located in Beaune and produces premium traditional forest origin barriques and casks sourced from 10 different French forests.
French Oak barrel supplier for bolder red varietals.
Tonnellerie Billon is managed by Vincent Damy, who oversees 22 coopers and an annual production of 12,000 barrels. Vincent Damy was awarded the prestigious “Meilleur Ouvrier de France” in 2007. Tonnellerie Billon along with sister company Tonnellerie Damy form Les Tonnelleries de Bourgogne or The Cooperages of Burgundy, one of the few suppliers still able to offer oak selection by forest origin.
Since 1997 Barrels produced at Billon are CTB certified (fûts de traditions Française - traditional French barrels) which is a unique label ensuring a high quality barrel’s traceability, drying, technical features and respect for tradition.
Billon is part of the PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) which is the world’s largest forest certification system that promotes sustainable forest management.
Billon barrels are most well known for respecting the wine and being true to the varietal by showcasing the fruit on the nose and palate as well as offering tremendous length and enhanced minerality.
BILLON'S STRONG STYLISTIC POINTS
Forest origin and special barrels
Independently owned and part of Les Tonnelleries de Bourgogne
Fire bent / Fire toasted
Offers Acacia barrels
Speciality barrels: Select, Richelieu, Billon Fermentation system
Offers French oak barrels, puncheons, casks. (225L - 820L)