Wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Gris are fermented in French Oak barrels to create complexity. Barrel fermentation adds a light fruitiness to the wine. When used correctly, oak adds flavors varying from vanilla to light coconut and on to a toasty smokey flavor.
This Next Level Oak kit is a super innovative alternative for the home winemaker who wants to take winemaking to the next level.
The complete kit comes with a silicone bug that fits directly into your 1-gallon, 3-gallon or 5 or 6-gallon carboy and can be easily removed after the desired oak flavor has been achieved. No need for additional racking.
Replacement kits are available and include the oak only.