American Oak Barrels
Traditional American Oak
Quality Oak. Classic Toast Options
This classic barrel works well with medium to full bodied wines and provides a great tool to soften tannins.
Medium fine grain oak. Average growth spacing of 12–18 growth rings/inch. Toasted to our traditional (house) style or toasted to order.
Our house toast provides spice, toast, chocolate and mocha. It delivers a sweet and soft mid palate tannin. The oak fills out the wine with a rich and generous mouth feel. Oak integration occurs from nine months onward.
This classic barrel works very well with medium to full bodied wines and provides a great tool to soften pressing tannin or tannic wines in general.
The classic toast options for this barrel include:
The oak used for our traditional barrels is sourced from the regional forest areas of central east and upper east coast of the U.S.
Oak Seasoned at the mills for 36 months, which receive an annual precipitation of between 1200mm and 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.
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* 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.