Granulates & Chips

Toasted Granulates & Chips

All the quality of Pronektar within a full range
dedicated to vinification and aging

  • Properties
    • Oakscan® selection of wood with moderate level of ellagitannins, for
      a maximum aromatic expression and sweetness without any excess in structure.
    • Varied and typical aromatic profiles depending on the origin of the wood and the type of toast, volume and sweetness on the palate.
    • 2 sizes: granulates for vinification, chips for aging.

    OBJECTIVE: Obtain aromatic and pleasing oak profiles with effective contact periods, bringing a maximum of sweetness without any excess in structure.

  • Technical characteristics
    French oak or American oak
    Medium, Medium plus
    10 kg (22 lbs) bag (with mesh bag for chips only ), carton box of 2 x 10 kg, pallet of 24 boxes
  • Guidelines for use

    OPTIMAL PERIOD FOR STARTING CONTACT

    – White wines:

    From start of primary fermentation to obtain a well-integrated oak profile and to respect the profile of the fruit.

    – Red wines:

    While putting the harvested grapes in tank for granulates. Chips, before malolactic fermentation for a more complex aromatic profile and a maximum integration of the tannic structure, or at beginning of aging.

    RECOMMENDED AGING TEMPERATURE

    15°C (60°F) minimum with strict monitoring of microbiological conditions.

    SET UP

    It is recommended that the bags be attached halfway up the tank, using food-grade binding straps.

    RECOMMENDED TIME OF CONTACT

    Minimum 2 weeks for granulates, minimum 1 month for chips, to be monitored by tasting.

  • Recommended dose rates
    0.5 to 1.0 g/l
    1.0 to 2.0 g/l
    1.5 to 2.5 g/l
    2.0 to 4.0 g/l
    2.0 to 4.0 g/l
    2.0 to 4.0 g/l
  • Practical examples of use

    On quick-turnover Sauvignon Blanc, aiming for an aromatic, generous oak profile: Chips 1.5 g/l (0.012 lbs/gal), 2/3 American oak medium toast and 1/3 French oak medium plus toast at the start of primary fermentation.

    On quick-turnover, smooth and fruity red wine, aiming for an improvement of the aromas and taste when preparing to bottle: Chips 2 g/l (0.016 lbs/gal), 1/3 French oak medium toast, 1/3 French oak medium plus toast, 1/3 American oak medium toast, 2 to 3 months before bottling.

  • Test results
    0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Fruit on nose Vanilla Spicy Toasted Sweetness Volume Structure Persistency Pronektar French Oak Chips Medium toast Control;
    Product
    Pronektar French Oak Chips Medium toast
    Dose
    3,0 g/l
    Oak contact
    Aging
    Time of contact
    6 months
    Varietal
    Sangiovese
    Vintage
    2014
    Geographic area
    Italy
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