Oak Barrels For Winemaking

21 Oct

Aging Spirits

Winemaking is an intricate art and this is the main reason why every wine bottle is unique in taste, texture and smell. Now, you usually get wine in glass bottles, cardboard cartons or even plastic bottles. However, the actual wine barrel storage process starts by storing wine in wood caskets. Vintners store the newly prepared wine in aged oak, pine or even mahogany barrels. The unique chemistry of these barrels is the main reason why wine acquires its wonderful tannins and taste.

How does this work?
Wine is aged in wood barrels primarily made with oak wood. Wine has been stored in oak barrels since 2000 years. The oak wood imparts unique taste, aroma, fuller texture and complexity to the wine. Oak wood also has a very beautiful chemistry that accentuates particular tastes in the wine. For example, oak accentuates caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, tea, toffee and even butter flavors in…

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