is now one of France's leading cooperages.
Although an ardent defender of French cooperage, its traditions, methods and style, the company also produces innovative, modern solutions to meet new client requirements.
CADUS employs more than 30 professional coopers and has a support team managing purchases, wood stock and client relationships.
CADUS produces three main ranges of French oak barrels:
The 'made to order' ORIGINE range.
The SENSORIEL range guaranteeing product performance: one style, one barrel.
The top of the range, reserved for exceptional wines, CbyCADUS.
The Tonnellerie CADUS was founded in 1996 in the heart of Burgundy as an ambitious project to bring together different skills, knowledge, and competencies.
The initial group of professionals included leaders in winemaking, coopers and experts in marketing from the wine industry. In 2013, one of the main independent French stave mill became one of the main shareholders of the cooperage. This has secured the supply of French oak in quality and quantity.
Since when it was created, CADUS has always questioned the traditional processes used in coopering and has developed new ideas in barrel toasting and sensorial enhancement while rigorously maintaining a high standard of product specifications.
Specific aromatic potentials and different types of toasting exist for each origin or type of oak wood. CADUS provides a range of forests and wood blends which cater to a wide variety of wine production requirements. This transversal solution copes with the problems raised by the different grape varieties, origins, and wine producing cultures.
François (Paquito) Barbier is the Co-founder and Architect of the CADUS Project from the very first day. His collaboration with the original group of experts provided him with a rapid and high level of technical training, which he combined with a fresh approach to the profession. His contribution allowed CADUS to become a benchmark for quality in French cooperage. The corporate 'Style' developed through his rigorous approach to the industry is a mixture of respect for the traditions and codes of French Cooperage and a healthy regard for the future.
21550 Ladoix Serrigny
Tel : +33 3 80 26 49 49 - Fax : +33 3 80 26 49 50
"I have no certitudes, but I have convictions which I forged in collaboration both with my colleagues at work and our customers... The groundwork and analyses of the toasting processes and sensorial classes of the main oak forests in France has been completed. We are now in a position to provide a range of products for the future." FP Barbier, Former President.