A little vocabulary: this is not a simple wooden cork but a “bung” and its “bung cloth” which help to control the evaporation of the cognac. NB: the grain of the wooden bung is lined up with that of the barrel - do you know why?
Applying the seals under the baillif’s supervision. The seal guarantees that the barrel is left intact throughout the entire aging process, from distillation to bottling. This ensures traceability of CAMUS cognacs.