Adding toasted Oak Nuances and Flavours while maintaining the Integrity
and fruit flavors from the primary notes.
OAK MASTER ® enhances the sensory properties of wines by releasing moderate amounts of the compounds involved in the senses of smell and taste. The organoleptic benefits of using OAK MASTER ® for wine vary according to the botanical source of the wood, its origin, weight and the intensity of toasting received.
OAK MASTER ® infusion closures are characterized mainly by their antioxidant properties and, thanks to their ellagitannin content, they also help to enhance the structure of wine, beer and spirits, increasing the sensation of volume in the mouth, providing sweetness (thanks to polysaccharides oak) and help preserve the varietal characteristics by absorbing the volatile compounds in the wine that produce undesirable aromas.
Can we produce the same quality of wine through traditional barrel aging and using OAK MASTER ® infusion closures?
The complexity of the maturation / aging of the wine in contact with the wood and in an oxidizing environment is such that we can almost categorically assure that the different aging techniques reported different results in the same wine that has followed the different aging processes separately.
The question is whether the resulting wine will process the quality characteristics and whether this wine will gain market acceptance and whether the consumer is willing to pay for it. Clearly, in many blind tastings it has been impossible to distinguish wines of different origins and different varieties produced by one method or another.
There should also be a strong consideration that the OAK MASTER ® system plays an important role in reducing storage and labor costs.
French oak wood is abundant in aromatic compounds with a spicy and balsamic character. The high concentrations of eugenol (aromas of spices) and maltol (aromas of roasted, caramel…) are characteristic.
Its application in wines involves:
• Increase in the aromatic complexity of wine due to the transfer of vanilla and spicy aromas.
• Respect for the fruity character of the wine due to a slow and progressive release of the characteristic aromas of the wood.
• Contribution of structure in the mouth due to its content in ellagitannin.
FRENCH OAK MEDIUM TOASTED
Rich in volatile compounds such as eugenol, guaiacum and isoeugenol, compounds that give the wine aromas of black pepper, cloves and liquorice.
FRENCH OAK DARK TOASTED
It is characterized by aromas of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted, subtle spices, characteristic of noble wood.
American oak wood is richer in volatile compounds derived from the thermal degradation of lignin, but contains less ellagitannins. It contributes to improving the organoleptic qualities of spirit, due to the transfer of characteristic compounds, such as cis-whiskylactone (vanilla).
Its application in wines involves:
• A minimal modification of the tannic profile of the spirit due to the low contribution of ellagic tannin. Less impact on the structure in the mouth than European oaks.
• High short-term organoleptic impact as it is rich in volatile compounds.
• This wood quickly gives off the characteristic aromas of wood.
AMERICAN OAK MEDIUM TOASTED
Abundant in polyphenols and phenolic aldehydes, originating from the thermal degradation of lignin and responsible for spicy aromas. The prized cis and trans whiskylactones provide an intense vanilla aroma.
AMERICAN OAK DARK TOASTED
It stands out for the presence of glycosidic polymers that give rise to toasted, caramel, roasted nuances, notably increasing the aromatic complexity of the wine.
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