"SWEET SPICE, ALMOND MEAL, MID PALATE RICHNESS"
This Quercus Petraea oak is selected from the Allier and Centre of France forests.
Average Rainfall – 970mm pa.
Elevation average – 378m
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 Burgundian micro-climatic and organoleptic properties of this oak.
This customised toasting provides a barrel that enhances primary fruit characters and contributes sweet spice and delicate cashew, almond meal character. The medium fine grain oak provides generous round tannins that contribute favourably toward mid palate richness. This barrel is ideally suited to classic Burgundian varietals but also works well with wines requiring mid palate development and richness.