The best oak trees for the best staves
Oak has been the expertise of Maisons Charlois & Nièvre Merrain for over 200 years (forestry practices, tree selection, splitting and seasoning). This expertise is illustrated by the high quality of the staves it produces. The wood for these two Charlois Group stave mills comes from the most prestigious French oak forests.
Since 2004, the Charlois Group and its stave mills have worked with a keen respect for the raw material and its traceability through PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification). The stave mills procure the wood they need from the National Forest Bureau, selecting the best oak trees. Every tree selected is identified to certify its provenance. This traceability represents added value for the Charlois Group and its stave mills.
At every stage of production, a strict analysis and management protocol for the wood means health risks are controlled. These controls are included in the HACCP approach.
Moreover, the verification plan settled on the woods makes it possible to evaluate and avoid any risk of organoleptic deviance.
Le Bourg - 58700 Murlin - France
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