Staves

Nektar Essentielle

Pronektar’s historical reference
Quality aging, controlled budget

  • Properties
    • French oak or American oak staves.
    • Aromatic intensity, complexity, combining toasts and wood origins.
    • Structure and sweetness on the palate.

    OBJECTIVE: Generous, modern oak profiles.

  • Technical characteristics
    French oak or American oak
    +/- 200 g (0.44 lbs)
    0.105 m2 (1.12 sq ft)
    Medium, Medium Plus
    Carton box of 100 staves, pallet of 25 boxes
  • Guidelines for use

    OPTIMAL PERIOD FOR STARTING CONTACT

    – White wines:

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

    – Red wines:

    Before malolactic fermentation to obtain a more complex aromatic profile and maximum integration of the tannic structure, or at the beginning of aging.

    RECOMMENDED AGING TEMPERATURE

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

    SET UP

    It is recommended that the staves be attached halfway up the tank, using food-grade binding straps, or to stack them on stainless steel rods.

    RECOMMENDED TIME OF CONTACT

    Minimum 4 months, to be monitored by tasting.

  • Recommended dose rates
    0.5 to 1.0 stave/hl
    1.0 to 2.0 staves/hl
    1.0 to 2.0 staves/hl
    2.0 to 4.0 staves/hl
    2.0 to 3.0 staves/hl
    2.0 to 4.0 staves/hl
  • Practical examples of use

    On rich white varietals (Chardonnay, Gros Manseng, Marsanne, Roussanne), aiming for aromatic intensity and complexity: 2 staves/hl (0.08 sq ft/gal), 50% French oak medium toast, 50% French oak medium plus toast at the beginning of primary fermentation.

    On structured Cabernet Sauvignon, aiming for aromatic oak and for ripening the fruit profile: 3 staves/hl (0.13 sq ft/gal), 1/3 French oak medium toast, 1/3 French oak medium plus toast, 1/3 American oak medium plus toast at start of malolactic fermentation or at beginning of aging.

  • Test results
    0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 Fruit on nose Oak perception on nose Vanilla Spicy Toasted Fruit on palate Structure Persistency Nektar Essentielle French Oak Medium + toast Nektar Essentielle French Oak Medium;
    Product
    Nektar Essentielle French Oak Medium and Medium + toast
    Dose
    2,8 stv/hL
    Oak contact
    Aging
    Time of contact
    5,5 months
    Varietal
    Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon blend
    Vintage
    2010
    Geographic area
    Languedoc, France
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