For years, winemakers have delighted in the unique spices imparted in their wines by fire toasting oak.
Thousands of years of wine-making trial and error have led to oak becoming the standard wood for barrel aging. Dependent upon the grape, and the decision of the winemaker as to what type of an oak influence they are looking to create, will thus determine the choice of barrel.
The Cooper can control the “toast” levels of the barrel to typically either light, medium, or dark. Oak barrels are ussed at different levels of toasting so winemakers can achieve the flavors, texture and aromatics desired in the finished wine.
Barrel Burner Wines take the best the vineyard has to offer and complements the wine with alluring notes of toasted oak.