Granulates & Chips

Nektar Duo Fresh

Specific blend of both fresh
and toasted granulates for vinification
Complexity, sweetness, organoleptic corrections

  • Properties
    • 100% French oak granulates for vinification, a specific recipe developed by Pronektar’s R&D team.
    • More mature, complex fruit profile, better impact on the masking of vegetal and grassy character.
    • Higher contribution of volume and sweetness. Softening of harsh and astringent tannins linked to lack of maturity.

    OBJECTIVE: Benefit from the oenological advantages of fresh wood, while obtaining a more mature and softer profile.

  • Technical characteristics
    French oak
    Blend of dehydrated fresh granulates and toasted granulates
    10 kg (22 lbs) bag without mesh bag, carton box of 2 x 10 kg, pallet of 24 boxes
  • Guidelines for use

    OPTIMAL PERIOD FOR STARTING CONTACT

    – White wines:

    Just after the clarification of the must to obtain maximum protection of the freshness.

    – Red wines:

    While putting the harvested grapes in tank to benefit as quickly as possible from the protection against oxidation and stabilization of color.

    SET UP

    Use in mesh bags for white and rosé wines, and loose in the tank for red wines.

    RECOMMENDED TIME OF CONTACT

    Minimum 2 weeks, during the vinification period.

  • Recommended dose rates
    0.5 to 1.0 g/l
    1.0 to 1.5 g/l
    2.0 to 3.0 g/l
    3.0 to 4.0 g/l
    2.0 to 3.0 g/l
    not recommended
  • Practical examples of use

    On under-ripe Sémillon to mask the vegetal character and to bring fat and sweetness: 1 g/l (0.008 lbs/gal) just after the clarification of the must.

    On a powerful Cabernet Sauvignon which lacks maturity, to mask the vegetal character of green peppers, bring volume and sweetness and soften the harsh tannins: 3 g/l (5 lbs/ton) while filling up the tank.

  • Test results
    0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 Fruit on nose Vegetal Fruit on palate Sweetness Volume Astringency Bitterness Balance Persistency Nektar Duo Fresh Control;
    Product
    Nektar Duo Fresh
    Dose
    2 g/l
    Oak contact
    Maceration and fermentation
    Time of contact
    15 days
    Varietal
    Merlot
    Vintage
    2013
    Geographic area
    Bordeaux, France
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