Meet the Profile Series
Over 100 French and
on your barrel program
Research backed by
in-house R+D team
A Few of Our Fire Toasted Profiles
French or American Oak
Classic Bordeaux-style toast. Elevated Structure. Cigar Box Spice. Mocha.
Water Bent Profile
Classic Burgundian-style. Rich mid-palate. Low Tannin. Vanilla. Spice
Long Toast Profile
Focuses on carmelization of wood sugars. Moderate toast. Vanilla. Rich mouthfeel.
- American oak
- French oak
- French or American oak
Profile 1French oak
Toasty with hints of sweet smoke. Powerful and voluminous mid-palate. Long, confectionary finish.
Profile 2French oak
Balanced, well-integrated barrel. Sweet mid-palate, vanilla notes. Complex oak character, long finish.
Profile 3French oak
Rich, lush entry. Hints of vanilla wafer and caramel. Long, creamy finish.
Profile 4French oak
Balanced barrel, expressive aromatics. Hints of milk chocolate and coffee. Long, complex finish.
Profile 9French oak
Low-impact barrel. Brightens and showcases fruit. Integrated tannins, expressive finish.
Profile 11American oak
Bright tannins with moderate structure. Fruit-forward. Low impact.
Profile 23American oak
Lightly toasted oak aromas. Balanced and complex. Round, sweet finish.
Profile 25American oak
Brings out dark fruit. Bright aromatics. Soft mid-palate, long finish.
Profile 27French oak
Sweet and fruit-forward. Texture and volume on mid-palate. Complex tannins, layered finish.
Profile 35American oak
Hints of nutmeg and vanilla. Added structure. Balanced oak infulence.
Profile 37American oak
Graham cracker and vanilla notes. Savory mid-palate. Long finish.
Profile 49American oak
Subtle tannins. Hints of caramel. Big impact.
Profile 52American oak
Intense sweet smoke flavors. Impactful entry and mid-palate. Hints of toasted marshmallow and espresso.
Profile 58French oak
Intense, toasty barrel. Spice and pepper notes. Long, sweet finish.
Profile 61American oak
Robust and expressive. Rich, creamy mid-palate. Notes of toffee, brown sugar and baking spices.
Profile 67French oak
Delivers structure, vanilla and sweetness. Quick integration. Primarily used for Bordeaux style wines.
Profile 78French oak
Spice and dark characters. Roasty notes.
Profile 105American oak
Toasty, with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet and impactful. Long finish.
Profile 107American oak
Rich, chewy tannins. Toasty aromatics. Notes of honey, toffee and brown sugar.
Profile 119American oak
Rich and spicy. Soft tannins. Added structure and full mid-palate.
Not a One-Size Fits All Cooperage
Our Profile Series comes with an extensive consultation by an experienced World Cooperage Account Manager who will listen to your needs and choose from hundreds of toast profiles to create the right barrel program for your cellar.
Proprietary Profiling Technology
Wood is composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, lignin and oak tannins. As the oak is heated during toasting, these compounds break down, releasing desirable aroma, flavors and color. Our proprietary barrel profiling technology manages time and temperature combinations during toasting to create variety and consistency.
When a barrel arrives at the toasting area it is scanned into the computer system to pull up the selected toasting profile.
An oak fire is prepared in the toasting pot which has a temperature sensor linked to the computer system. This advanced system monitors and compares the actual toast temperature to the target temperature.
The cooper keeps the actual and target temperatures as close as possible throughout the cycle. To follow the toasting curve, coopers will increase the temperature by adding pieces of oak to the fire or decrease the temperature by administering droplets of water.
Every toasting profile is recorded and evaluated for accuracy.