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480 Aviation Blvd.
Santa Rosa
CA, 95403
United States
Louise Bassett


Located in Sonoma County since 1994, Radoux manufactures French, American and Eastern European oak barrels (including 36-month options), puncheons, casks, tanks, and oak for oenology (Pronektar). Radoux has strict protocols in place for optimum oak sourcing, natural aging, sorting by grain and polyphenolic indexes (Oakscan-proprietary technology), toasting regimes and finishing which result in a portfolio of barrel, tank and oak adjunct options perfectly suited to the objectives of the winemaker.


Pronektar, Radoux’s oak for oenology, is a portfolio of French and American oak granulate and chips for both fermentation and aging, segments, blocks, barrel chains, barrel stave sets, and tank staves.  Recent innovation Nektar ID (Instant Decision), in the form of liquid oak concentrates, allows for trials of the Pronektar range of products with immediate results.  Nektar ID: easy to use, result is immediate, control of organoleptic profiles, precise dose rates, reliable results.


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New from Tonnellerie Radoux: The OMEGA Barrel; Excellence, by Nature
25 September, 2019

OMEGA: Excellence, by nature

Mindful of the ever-changing needs and expectations of our customers and international market trends, Radoux continues to prioritize the improvement of the range of our products and services. To satisfy the increasing demand for barrels respectful of wine, fruit and terroir, Radoux has developed a new barrel for the aging of fine wines: Omega. Exceptional in its purity and finesse, Omega will reveal the identity of your wines with elegance and discretion.


Convergence of knowledge, know-how and experience

The Omega barrel is the culmination of years of research aimed at a better understanding of wood, the toasting process and their interactions with wine.


Omega’s development brings together the skills and experience of Radoux’s R&D and production teams and the advice of a select group of experts in oenology, renowned consultants, and directors of winemaking. A point of convergence of knowledge and expertise, Omega is the result of numerous exchanges, tastings, and feedback from our customers and industry professionals worldwide.


Utmost care in selecting raw material and natural maturation lasting three years

Selecting the wood is the first stage in Radoux’s demand for quality. The oak for Omega barrels comes from the most prestigious forests of central France. Only tight grain oak is rigorously selected for its development. The raw staves are dried naturally in the open air for 3 years in our integrated stave mill in the regional Park of La Brenne, benefiting from this region’s exceptional environmental conditions. Omega also benefits from Radoux’s innovation, OakScan®, which enables the instantaneous selection of staves according to their polyphenolic index.


Pure Toast: a specially adapted toasting process

For the Omega barrel, Radoux has developed a specific toasting process to promote the bond between the tannins of the wood and those of the wine. Radoux’s traditional toasts involve a slow and prolonged heating followed by a « bousinage » operation (finishing stage with an increase in temperature) of variable intensity which enhances various aromas (toast, spices, vanilla, coconut...). With the Pure toast, only the initial toasting phase is implemented - at a low temperature and in depth. This gentle, long toast preserves the sweetness of the wood (maintains the polysaccharides on the surface) and because of the low degradation of tannins, your wine will acquire more volume. The raw material is therefore fully respected and the wine enhanced.


Respect of the fruit and of its nature

Tasting reveals that the Omega barrel highlights the fruit flavor and brings a balance between roundness, volume, tension and length on the palate. The tannins are well integrated, expressing freshness, elegance and finesse. The complexity of the aromas enables the fruit to shine through while respecting its origins. The Omega barrel offers an increase in roundness and volume - while perfectly respecting the fruit and its terroir - to great, powerful wines.


The Omega barrel is only available in a capacity of 225 liters and by allocation.


For more information or to order the Omega barrel contact your sales representative or the Radoux office.  


To download the Omega brochure click here.

Title Name Email Phone
General Manager Louis Zandvliet 707-284-2888
Pronektar Sales Manager, Radoux Regional Sales Man Steve Burch 707-284-6276
Business Development Manager, Sonoma to South Bay/ Nicole Hestlip 707-529-9511
Regional Sales Manager, NW CA, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Andrea Chappell 707-708-1553
Regional Sales Manager, Napa, CA East Bay, AZ, NM, Craig Holme 707-536-8599
Regional Sales Manager, Central Coast & Southern C Collin Raynaud 805-674-4464
Customer Service for Midwest & East Coast Customer Service 707-284-2888
Office Office 707-284-2888
Office Manager, Sales & Marketing Coordinator Louise Bassett 707-284-2888 Ext (202)
Logistics Judith Figueroa 707-284-2888 Ext (205)