• American Oak Barrels

    Northern Selection

    American oak for the cool climate varietal

    Well suited to medium bodied/cool climate varietals where other American Oak may dominate.

Performance

This barrel contributes attractive sweet spice, lifted toast with delicate oak aromatics. The palate exhibits fine tannins that provide sweetness with mid palate depth.  Well suited to medium bodied/cool climate varietals where other American oaks may dominate.

We toast this barrel utilising an evolution of our proprietary ‘SFT’ method to enhance the micro climatic and organoleptic properties of this oak to further liberate the specific characters that this barrel expresses.

Growing region

This is a ‘blended selection’ of oak from the higher latitude and altitude ‘Northern’ regions of the United States.

Seasoning

Oak seasoned for 36 months in the Northern Hemisphere in regions which receive an annual average precipitation of more than 1000mm pa prior to shipment to our cooperage in the Barossa. 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.

Technical Specification

TypeCapacity (L)Weight (kg)Surface Area (m2)Height (cm)Head Diameter (cm)Bilge (cm)Stave Thickness (mm)
Barrique225532.296.55667.525
Hogshead300652.91056176.525

* Dimensions & Weights are based on average barrel specification.

A maximum of 10.5% moisture content is maintained throughout manufacture. This is the natural moisture content experienced across 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.

Barrels

Oak Additives

Vats

Barossa Spirit Cooperage

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