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Oak 12 aromas
A new edition of Le fût de chêne (« Oak ») will be published in the coming weeks.
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The book has been entirely rewritten in the light of the most recent discoveries in history, silviculture and chemistry to better explain and control how the oak barrel influences the sensory quality of wine. Philippe Darriet, Director of the Oenology Research Unit at the Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin (Bordeaux), signs the preface.
This 56-page text, illustrated and educational, is completed by a notebook describing the making and the words of the barrel (4 pages).
In contrast to concrete and stainless steel which do not impart aromas, wood changes the bouquet of the wine. You will discover in this box twelve notes most representative of the woody notes in wines:
1 oak, 2 green wood (fault), 3 coconut, 4 vanilla pod, 5 woody-spicy, 6 clove, 7 smoky, 8 medicinal, 9 new leather, 10 roasted coffee, 11 burnt sugar, 12 candied orange.
Each bottle, realistic and punchy, is accompanied by a card that tells the origin of the note in the wine.
Finally, the box comes with a new green, bright and contemporary packaging.
Essential companion to the 54 aroma edition. Indispensable tool for professionals (enologists, sommeliers, wine growers) and amateurs who want to “take it to the next level”.
"Le fût de chêne (« Oak ») sits alongside Le Nez du Vin, a masterkit of 54 aromas. In this book, Léa Desportes has made rigorous use of her talents, faithfully describing the steps involved in barrel making and revealing the coopers' skills. She highlights the critical decisions facing a winemaker looking to improve his or her wine by barrel ageing. The reader is invited to deepen their understanding of wood's influence on wine by turning these pages, before verifying what they have learned by tasting."
Philippe Darriet, Director of the Oenology Research Unit at the Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin (Bordeaux)