CL  Chauffe Light: 
     ♦ A “cool fire” retains the purity and beautiful fresh oak characters of Haute Futaie & Prestige Selection wood.

CLL  Chauffe Light & Long:   

     ♦ CLL amplifies wine flavors and aromas;  precision, tension, luminosity;  volume with a high-degree of transparency.

CLL+ Chauffe Light & Long Plus:
     ♦ Pierre Selection oak;  CLL+ retains the vibrance and transparency of CLL but with a touch more toast and dimension.

LF  Chauffe Light & Fruit-Forward:  
     ♦ Chalk Selection oak;  faster integration;  soft, appealing fruit characters;  less tension than CLL.
Maison  (also M+):
     ♦ Our house toast;  M broadens the mid-palate and builds fruit volume;  M+ generates more toast impact.

ST  Special Toast:
     ♦ ST gives elegance, shape and forward focus;  a thread of spice and sucrosity carries vibrant fruit through a long finish.

GC  Grand Cru:
     ♦ GC generates richness, volume, and topography; cocoa notes and savory ‘umami’ palate characters.

offers a complete palette of options but fitting barrel to vineyard takes time...

Core Enology Group
PO Box 1818, McMinnville, OR 97128


The expertise starts in the forest ~ carries through the stave mill~ culminates in the cooperage

Our Toasts

Tonnellerie de MERCUREY

Consistency year to year, barrel to barrel speeds the process ~ this is where Tonnellerie de MERCUREY shines.

Core Enology providing sales and technical support for Tonnellerie de Mercurey French oak barrels in Oregon, USA.

Corey Guinnee / / 971.237.5071