Differences between the French and American oak barrels

Wine producers use to argue vehemently about the choice of French oak and American oak barrels. If they only focus on the wood source it should be pointed out that this matter is not enough, as there are many additional features such as the vineyard characteristics, the time spent on oak barrels… all these features affect the result of wine. However the fact is that it is necessary to use a 5 year-old wine barrel for having a neutral influence on the wine’s flavor and optimizing the final result. Read more

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