OAK MASTER® improves the sensory properties of wines and spirits by releasing moderate amounts of the compounds involved in the senses of smell and taste. The organoleptic benefits of using OAK MASTER® infusion closures for wine, beer and spirits vary according to the botanical source of the wood, their origin, weight, and the toasting intensity received .
OAK MASTER® infusion closures are principally characterized by their antioxidant properties and, thanks to their ellagitannin content they also help to enhance the wine’s, beers and spirits structure by increasing the sensation of volume in the mouthfeel, adding sweetness (thanks to the oak’s polysaccharides) and help preserve varietal characteristics by absorbing the volatile compounds in the wine that produce undesirable aromas.
Can we produce the same quality of wine by the traditional barrel ageing and by using OAK MASTER infusion closures?
The complexity of the mechanism of evolution of the wine, beer and spirits in contact with wood and in an oxidizing environment is such that we can ensure almost categorically that the various aging techniques reported different results in the same wine that has followed the various ageing processes separately. The question is whether the resulting wine, beer & spirits will process quality characteristics, whether this wine, spirits and beer will market acceptance , and if the consumer is willing to pay for it. Clearly, in many blind tastings it has been impossible to distinguish wines, spirits, beers made from different origins and different varieties produced by a method or another. Also this fact is stated in international competitions where wines, at very competitive prices, made with accelerated ageing systems, get the very top of the rankings.
However we do not consider the use of OAK MASTER® infusion closures development as a replacement of the barrel, which is considered the legitimate element in raising high quality red wines, spirits .The use of the OAK MASTER® infusion closures is an innovative, intelligent and educational resource that serves to the interest and complexity of young " wines & spirits" and beers , and as such can contribute much to the quality.