Chips and dominoes made of Iberian oak (Quercus pyrenaica). Their fine grain, high porosity, permeability and chemical composition make them ideal for use in wine-making.
They enhance the wine’s organoleptic properties by transferring interesting compounds in the aroma and flavour phase.
Untoasted oak is characterized by high concentrations of ellagitannin, a well-regarded natural antioxidant. Toasting produces volatile compounds widely valued in winemaking. The use of Spirit NATURE, Spirit STRUCTURE and Spirit ELEGANCE made from Quercus pyrenaica prunings, contributes to sustainable management of the Iberian peninsula’s oak forests.
Applied during alcoholic fermentation, and by being natural oak, untoasted, but dried in the open air for a prolonged length of time, it enhances the wine’s floral and varietal aromas. Its high antioxidant capacity preserves the wine’s fruity notes and helps stabilize its colour. Its high ellagitannin content reinforces tannin presence in the mouthfeel, increasing the sensations of silkiness and volume.