Below you will find guidelines to help you when ordering Vicard Cuves

a�?A�The production lead times need to be adhered to as closely as possible
a�?A�Non-standard accessories or requirements will take extra time to source and freight to the Cooperage
a�?A�Last minute orders or changes can lead to delayed production, which results in delayed shipping and possible loss of container bookings
a�?A�Last minute orders or changes can also create increased pressure for the Cooper and possible errors in production

When Ordering a Cuve
a�?A�Choose your doors and hatches from the photos provided at the time of your initial query
a�?A�Volume and shape can beA�selected outside the standard formats offered
a�?A�Vicard will fit the shape to the volume as closely as possible
a�?A�All front doors are to be bolted right through the Cuve, with stainless steel backplates for each one, to ensure water tightness and allow removal of the door if necessary
a�?A�Door chutes are not standard on most front doors but may be custom made by our stainless steel supplier in Italy

Recent Changes
a�?A�All galvanised hoops will now arrive unpainted, to avoid damage during loading and unloading from the container.A� Paint can be ordered to arrive with the Cuve
a�?A�All racking, drainage and sample valves can be supplied by Esvin.A� There will be additional charges for the installation of accessories on site

a�?A�It is not unreasonable for the unpacking and installation of your Cuves to take up to a week from their arrival at Port to the filling of the Cuve
a�?A�Time must be allowed to install the stainless steel accessories
a�?A�Time must also be allowed for the Cuve to be filled with water to re-hydrate the staves

Things You May Not Know
a�?A�The extra long staves necessary for a Cuve are difficult to source because of the tree’s natural tendency for twists and knots
a�?A�It takes weeks of organisation and fitting to find the correct wood and match it to the size requested by each customer
a�?A�Vicard also make traditional oval and round vessels

Cuve Ordering Checklist
a�?A�Cuve volume
a�?A�Cuve shape
a�?A�Wood choice – French or European
a�?A�Racking valve assembly and position
a�?A�Drainage valve assembly and position
a�?A�Sample tap and position
a�?A�Door shape and style
a�?A�Door dimensions and position
a�?A�Door chute (Bib)
a�?A�Heat exchange system and position
a�?A�Filtration grid
a�?A�Wooden top
a�?A�Stainless steel top
a�?A�Stainless steel hatch
a�?A�Hatch fermentation turret
a�?A�Interior toast level
a�?A�Oak base beams
a�?A�Varnish or oil finish
a�?A�Access into Winery

Cuve accessory information and pricing are available from Esvin at the time of ordering

Please contact Stephen Forrest for more information on +64 9A�570 5900