This proprietary blend of American and French oak combines the particular flavors of the French oak — spices and wood — with the American oak adding layers of aroma with lactones during the aging of the wine. The unique toasting process reaps higher intensity caramel, mocha, and coffee flavors along with toasted and roasted elements, and also heats more of the oak woods. The mocha adds complexity to the wine and enhances the fruitiness coming from the grapes.
For white wine, soak 1 cup of chips for an hour and add to 5 gallons wine. Try 2 cups for a red wine. Allow to soak in wine until the flavor profile is what you want, then strain out during the next racking. You can also try making a ‘tea’, simply boil in water for 10 minutes, then add the tea to taste.
- French and American Oak Chips
- Medium toast – 1 lb
- Can be used at all stages of the fermentation and aging process
- Beneficial For Introducing Premium Oak Characteristics to Wines
- Impacts aromatics
- Enhances the fruit
- Balances mouthfeel
- Adds complexity
- Product of France: www.xtrachene.fr