"LIFTED SAVOURY SPICE, VELVETY TANNIN, STRUCTURAL LENGTH"
This Quercus Petraea Oak is selected and graded from the Allier and Centre of France forests.
Average Rainfall – 970 pa.
Elevation average – 375m
Oak Seasoned at mill in Burgundy for 36+ months receiving an annual average precipitation of 1000 mm and Snow prior to shipment to our cooperage – Barossa Valley, South Australia. The oak then spends another 4 – 6 months in our seasoning yard to acclimatise the oak prior to manufacturing.
We toast this barrel utilising the proprietary ‘SFT’ coopering method to enhance the regional organoleptic properties of this oak.
This customised toasting results in a barrel that contributes complex savoury spice with lifted oak richness and bramble. This fine grained select oak barrel is ideally suited to premium full bodied reds and extended maturation. Longer maturation allows the oak and fruit tannins to combine and soften resulting in a palate exhibiting rich velvety tannins and length.