A practical alternative to the stave,
fast acting and qualitative
- Blocks in mesh bags for quick, practical and qualitative aging.
- Elegant and complex contribution of aromas, respect of the fruit.
- Contribution of structure on the palate, volume, sweetness and persistency.
OBJECTIVE: Elegant, complex oak profile, while ensuring a practical, quick use.
- Technical characteristicsFrench oak
Extended Light, Medium, Medium Plus
5 kg (11 lbs) mesh bag, carton box of 4 x 5 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:
At start of primary fermentation to obtain maximum respect of the fruit profile or before malolactic fermentation for a more complex aromatic profile. In both cases maximum integration of the tannic structure will be obtained.
RECOMMENDED AGING TEMPERATURE
15°C (60°F) minimum with strict monitoring of microbiological conditions.
It is recommended that the bags be attached halfway up the tank, using food-grade binding straps.
RECOMMENDED TIME OF CONTACT
Minimum 3 months, to be monitored by tasting.
- Recommended dose rates
- Practical examples of use
On white grape varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc or Verdejo, balanced and at optimal maturity, aiming for a complex oak profile, freshness, volume, persistency and minerality: 2 g/l (0.016 lbs/gal), 30% light toast, 50% medium toast, 20% medium plus toast at the start of primary fermentation.
On a blend of mature and concentrated Merlot-Cabernet, aiming for a complex and balanced oak profile, volume, power and persistency: 4 g/l (0.032 lbs/gal), 20 % light toast, 50% medium toast, 30% medium plus toast at the start of malolactic fermentation or at beginning of aging.
- Test resultsProductNektar Blocks Medium + toastDose3,5 g/LOak contactAgingTime of contact3,5 monthsVarietalSyrah - Grenache blendVintage2014Geographic areaVallée du Rhône, France