De Bourgogne FGS
Fine Grain Select
Fruit lift with spice.
Volume and structure.
This fine grain selection provides a focus to the palate which is ideally suited to medium and full-bodied wines.
Our custom toast liberates the characters that make this oak unique.
The barrel respects primary fruit aromatics while providing spice. It builds volume and length across the palate. The fine grain offers subtle, savoury tannin structure as well as a long, rich finish.
We toast this barrel utilising the proprietary ‘SFT’ coopering method to enhance the Burgundian micro-climatic and organoleptic properties of this oak.
This Quercus Petraea oak is selected from the Allier and Centre of France forests.
Average Rainfall – 970mm pa.
Avg Max Temp – 16c°
Avg Min Temp – 8c°
Elevation average – 378m
Oak is seasoned at the Burgundy mill for 36 months receiving an annual average precipitation of 780mm including snow prior to shipment to our cooperage – Barossa Valley, South Australia. After taking delivery, the oak spends another four-to-six months conditioning, to stabilise the moisture content in our cooperage facilities, which further enhances the unique properties.
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A maximum of 10.5% moisture content is maintained throughout manufacture. This is the natural moisture content experienced in South Eastern Australia which ensures minimal shrinkage and provides exceptional sealing properties resulting in negligible leakage. Our barrels are not water tested prior to shipping.