"SEASONED OAK AROMATICS, FINE STRUCTURED TANNIN, LENGTH"
This Quercus Petraea Oak is selected and graded from the North East French forests of Berce, Jupille, Belleme, Loches and Chateauroux.
Average Rainfall – 664 mm pa.
Elevation average – 170 m
Oak Seasoned at mill in Bordeaux for 36+ months receiving an annual average precipitation of 900mm 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 Bordeaux micro climatic and organoleptic properties of this oak.
This very fined grained barrel contributes subtle seasoned oak aromatics that support the primary fruit, underlying delicate spice and tobacco characters are also evident. Ideally suited to full bodied Bordeaux varietals and full bodied Shiraz this barrel requires extended maturation time which results in seamless fine grained structure and remarkable length.