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

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

When Ordering a Cuve
ai???Ai??Choose your doors and hatches from the photos provided at the time of your initial query
ai???Ai??Volume and shape can beAi??selected outside the standard formats offered
ai???Ai??Vicard will fit the shape to the volume as closely as possible
ai???Ai??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
ai???Ai??Door chutes are not standard on most front doors but may be custom made by our stainless steel supplier in Italy

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

ai???Ai??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
ai???Ai??Time must be allowed to install the stainless steel accessories
ai???Ai??Time must also be allowed for the Cuve to be filled with water to re-hydrate the staves

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

Cuve Ordering Checklist
ai???Ai??Cuve volume
ai???Ai??Cuve shape
ai???Ai??Wood choice – French or European
ai???Ai??Racking valve assembly and position
ai???Ai??Drainage valve assembly and position
ai???Ai??Sample tap and position
ai???Ai??Door shape and style
ai???Ai??Door dimensions and position
ai???Ai??Door chute (Bib)
ai???Ai??Heat exchange system and position
ai???Ai??Filtration grid
ai???Ai??Wooden top
ai???Ai??Stainless steel top
ai???Ai??Stainless steel hatch
ai???Ai??Hatch fermentation turret
ai???Ai??Interior toast level
ai???Ai??Oak base beams
ai???Ai??Varnish or oil finish
ai???Ai??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 9Ai??570 5900