Portuguese Chestnut Barrel

Chestnut, although high in tannin (a by-product of the wood which in proper amounts improves the taste and allows a red wine to age by gobbling up oxygen which would otherwise spoil the wine) is too porous and must be coated with paraffin to prevent direct contact with the wine. All our barrels are therefore already fully prepared for storing ...

Chestnut, although high in tannin (a by-product of the wood which in proper amounts improves the taste and allows a red wine to age by gobbling up oxygen which would otherwise spoil the wine) is too porous and must be coated with paraffin to prevent direct contact with the wine. All our barrels are therefore already fully prepared for storing wine and this type of barrels is perfect for making wine and storing it, just not for the process of aging.

Wine stored in chestnut barrels tends to develop a more subtle, sweet flavor and for the first two years of use will slightly color white wine, resulting in a delicate rose tone. The wood from a chestnut barrel is air dried for around 8 months and tends to give a strong color, and is more directed at people who wish to make wine at home or to simply store their wines after making them.

Ideal for the winemaker who knows how to use this type of barrel and is looking for a less distinctive palate to his wines with no trace of oak.

Please note that no wine barrels are warranted. Barrels are made of wood which is a natural product and therefore cannot be warranted for leakage or other defects. If a problem does arise, we will do our best to resolve it.

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