Blocks & Sticks

Nektar Sticks

To refresh the oak profile
of your old barrels

  • Properties
    • A tool to place in your barrels to extend the time of their use.
    • A more intense and pleasing aromatic oak profile, masking the « old wood » notes.
    • Contribution of sweetness and volume on the palate, covering the dry tannins generated by the old barrels.

    OBJECTIVE: Refresh the aromas and taste of wines aged in old barrels.

  • Technical characteristics
    French oak or American oak
    +/- 600 g (1.32 lbs)
    0,32 m2 (3.63 sq ft)
    Medium, Medium plus
    Sets of stick individually packaged, carton box of 25 sets, pallet of 24 boxes
  • Guidelines for use

    OPTIMAL PERIOD FOR STARTING CONTACT

    – White wines:

    As soon as the wines are put in the barrel for primary fermentation to obtain a well-integrated oak profile and to respect the profile of the fruit.

    – Red wines:

    As soon as the wines are put in the barrel for better integration of the aromatic oak profile and of the tannic structure.

    RECOMMENDED AGING TEMPERATURE

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

    SET UP

    Insert into the barrel through the bung hole of the barrel.

    RECOMMENDED TIME OF CONTACT

    Minimum 4 months, to be monitored by tasting.

    RECOMMENDED DOSE RATES

    1 set of sticks for a 225/228 liter barrel.

  • Practical examples of use

    On a white wine vinified in barrels: 1 set of sticks French oak medium toast as soon as the wine is put in the barrel at the beginning of primary fermentation.

    On mature, concentrated, red wine: 1 set of sticks French oak medium plus toast as soon as the wine is put in the barrel.

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