Cooperages 1912 Introduces TW Boswell Forest Reserve: Premiere French Oak Selection

Cooperages 1912 Introduces TW Boswell Forest Reserve: Premiere French Oak Selection

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Cooperages 1912 Introduces TW Boswell Forest Reserve: Premiere French Oak Selection

NAPA, Calif. (March 25, 2024) – TW Boswell announces the launch of Forest Reserve. This exclusive option offers winemakers the opportunity to select wood for their barrels from a range of premiere French forests, each renowned for its exceptional quality and unique terroir.

TW Boswell Forest Reserve brings together a meticulous selection of French oak, sourced from some of the most prestigious forests in France. Winemakers can choose from four distinct forest options: Tronçais; Nièvre; Allier; and a harmonious blend of Russy, Bertranges, and Bercé. Each forest imparts a unique finesse, capturing the essence of the terroir and allowing winemakers to tailor barrels to their exact specifications.

"We are thrilled to introduce the Forest Reserve option into our TW Boswell portfolio, a continuation of our unwavering commitment to source only the highest quality material," said Elizabeth Van Emst, Cooperages 1912 general manager, North America. "By offering winemakers the ability to choose from specific French forests for their barrels, we empower them to create wines that truly reflect their unique vision and style."

The wood is cataloged by forest and honed into staves at their mill in Northeastern France. Rough staves age naturally for 30 months, benefiting from the seasonal climate of the region. The natural elements facilitate changes to oak chemistry which result in added elegance and a softer oak profile. All Forest Reserve material is PEFC certified which ensures oak is harvested from these forests in a sustainable manner.

Forest Reserve made its debut at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in January 2024. With allocated inventory now available, winemakers are encouraged to contact their TW Boswell Barrel consultant for availability.

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About Cooperages 1912:

Cooperages 1912 is a fourth-generation, family-owned company committed to crafting high-quality French, European and American oak barrels. They offer a comprehensive collection of premium wine barrel brands including Maison Moussié, Tonnellerie Tremeaux, Tonnellerie Quintessence, TW Boswell, Heinrich Cooperage and World Cooperage. The Cooperages 1912 team consults directly with winemakers to ensure an optimal pairing between wine and barrel. 


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