This very fined grained barrel contributes subtle seasoned oak aromatics that support the primary fruit, underlying delicate spice and tobacco characters are also evident. Ideally suited to full bodied Bordeaux varietals and full-bodied Shiraz this barrel requires extended maturation time which results in seamless fine-grained structure and remarkable length.
We toast this barrel utilising the proprietary ‘SFT’ coopering method to enhance the micro-climatic and organoleptic properties of this oak.
- SFT (medium plus)
- SFT-1 (medium)
- SFT-2 (medium light)
- Aquaform (water bent)
This Quercus Petraea Oak is selected and graded from the north-east French forests of Berce, Jupille, Loches, Chateauroux and Tronçais.
Average rainfall: 664mm pa
Elevation average: 170m
Oak is seasoned at the Bordeaux mill for 36 months receiving an annual average precipitation of 900mm prior to shipment to our cooperage in the Barossa. After taking delivery, the oak spends another two-to-six months conditioning, to stabilise the moisture content in our cooperage facilities, which further enhances the unique properties.