Oak Chips

Posted by Yiannis 29/01/2016 1 Comment(s) Did you know that?, We liked...,


Does your wine have strong oak aromas such as vanilla or toast but when it comes to tasting it, you gather, the absence of wood? Take a look at the bottle's label and see if "oak aromas" or "matured in oak" are mentioned but not "in oak barrels"?


The use of oak chips, is a fairly recent technique used for scenting wines. Started by the new wine-producing countries, such as Australia and the state of California it spread to the rest of the wine-producing world.


The objective of this technique is to emulate the wood's effect and give the wine a few aromatic features, faster than the traditional method of using a barrel. However, this is an artificial wine scenting technique and cannot completely replace the oak barrels.

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Geoffrey Baldry:
22/05/2017, 12:07:20 PM, http://www.zorbathes.com

Where can I get oaks chips in Greece?Thanks,Geof.

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