Premium OakMore is made from select American White Oak (Quercus alba) chosen for qualities that enhance and complement flavors and aromas of fine wines. This Granular Oak has undergone a light toasting that provides a smooth and rich flavor.
Uses & Benefits:
◊ Flash toasting process produces classic American Oak flavors
◊ Excellent tool to reduce astringency and soften young wines
◊ Assists in controlling vegetal notes during fermentation
◊ Commonly used in an oak blending wine program
◊ Granular form allows for rapid extraction of desirable flavors
Particle Size: 37% 0.5 - 2.0 mm
63% < 0.5 mm
Toast Level: Light Toast
◊ High levels of eugenol and isoeugenol produce flavors of spice and clove
◊ Low levels of toasted components, allowing minimal smoke/wood character
◊ Hints of coconut and butter contribute a rich creaminess to the mouthfeel.
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