Staves

Nektar Pure

Optimal respect of the fruit

  • Properties
    • French oak staves with a unique and specific toast.
    • Total respect of the pure expression of the fruit, minimum contribution of toasted aromas.
    • Build-up of structure, sweetness, freshness and persistency on the palate.

    OBJECTIVE: The benefits of the oak contribution on the palate without the aromatic impact from the toast.

  • Technical characteristics
    French oak
    +/- 200 g (0.44 lbs)
    0.105 m2 (1.12 sq ft)
    Specific
    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.

    – Red wines:

    Before malolactic fermentation to obtain maximum integration of the tannic structure.

    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 3.0 staves/hl
    2.0 to 3.0 staves/hl
    not recommended
  • Practical examples of use

    On white wines, amylic style (Sémillon, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino), with the aim of reinforcing the volume, freshness and persistency on the palate, without contributing any oak aromas: 1 stave/hl (0.04 sq ft/gal) at the start of primary fermentation.

    On over-mature and/or slightly faded Merlot, with the aim of refreshing the fruit profile and regaining freshness and balance on the palate by covering the dry tannins: 2 staves/hl (0.08 sq ft/gal) when racking off the skins.

  • Test results
    0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 Fruit on nose Vanilla / Coconut Spicy Toasted Fruit on palate Structure Oak integration Persistency Nektar Pure Control Nektar Essentielle French Oak Medium + toast;
    Product
    Nektar Pure
    Dose
    3,0 stv/hL
    Oak contact
    Malolactic fermentation
    Time of contact
    6 months
    Varietal
    Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon blend
    Vintage
    2009
    Geographic area
    Bordeaux, France
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