to cask or not to cask…

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Many places around the world use neutral oak tanks for fermentation of red and white wine instead of stainless steel, concrete, and plastic tanks. While they are known to be part of “old world” winemaking they are used all over the world to add depth and structure to the wines. Because the oak is neutral, older than 3-5 years, it does not impart taste to the wine. Unlike the past it’s not the number of new French oak barrels in your cellar that determines the quality but how you can integrate the flavor of the grape itself with structure, complexity and longevity..

Some favorites right now: 2007 Kenneth Volk Garey’s Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2007 Jonata El Desfio de Jonata, 2008 Vogelzang Vineyard Sauvignon blanc, 2008 Paring Pinot Noir

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~ by tymaripaige on May 17, 2011.

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