With his wealth of experience and passion for the business, Stéphane is always hard at work. Always attentive to the needs of his customers, he’s on hand every day to toast the barrels. From the very beginning of the cooperage, he has insisted on the importance of the quality of the toasting as one of the essential processes of the cooper’s craft. For Stéphane, it’s the subtlety, and the length and the intensity, of the toasting that gives the barrel its unique character and, above all, gives the wine its personality. The toasting is systematically performed by Stéphane himself and Florian, his son, whom he has trained to master this crucial step in the process.
Florian began working with his parents at the cooperage as soon as it was founded, and is involved in every stage of production. He has mastered the art of toasting the Chassin way, a highly important stage making the company’s expert crafted barrels.