Granulates & Chips

Nektar Dolce Vanilla

Specific blend of chips
for a complex, vanilla result

  • Properties
    • Specific recipe of toasted chips developed for vinification and aging by the Pronekar R&D team.
    • Oak, vanilla, lactone, creamy notes with respect of the fruit profile.
    • Sweetness and volume on the palate.

    OBJECTIVE: Complex, vanilla oak profile, respecting the fruit. Volume and sweetness on the palate.

  • Technical characteristics
    Blend of French oak and American oak
    Blend of toasts
    10 kg (22 lbs) bag with mesh bag, 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:

    Before malolactic fermentation for a more complex aromatic profile and 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 1 month, 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
    not recommended
  • Practical examples of use

    On delicate, elegant white wine, aiming for oak complexity and volume on the palate while respecting the fruit profile: 1 g/l (0.008 lbs/gal) at the start of primary fermentation.

    On mature, balanced red wines, aiming for a vanilla, complex oak profile, with respect of the fruit, and with sweetness and volume on the palate: 2.5 g/l (0.020 lbs/gal) at the start of malolactic fermentation or during aging.

  • Test results
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    Product
    Nektar Dolce Vanilla
    Dose
    2,2 g/l
    Oak contact
    Aging
    Time of contact
    6 weeks
    Varietal
    Tempranillo
    Vintage
    2013
    Geographic area
    Spain
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