Garbellotto Oak - IN STOCK NOW!!!

Vitis & Winemakers
96 Chifley Drive
Preston, VIC 3072
0428083704 (Main Phone)
***New Barriques available - staves sorted and selected by NIR profiling
***New Puncheons (500 L) available

From the premier large format cooperage in the world – Garbellotto - who supply most of the top European wineries and specialize in large format cooperage. They’ve been at it for almost 300 years, and no-one makes better, or stronger tonneaux than they do, from 225 barriques through to 25,000 litre vats.

Garbellotto have developed and patented an NIR (Near Infra-Red) technology (backed by decades of wet chemistry cross-referencing) to sort staves based on aromatic precursors. No other cooperage is currently capable of selecting staves for barrels this way. The cooperage seasons the oak for 3 years, then in the production phase for making a barrel they NIR scan each stave to determine what the aromatic pre-cursors of the stave wood are, and they sort the staves into one of 5 categories…

All staves have been sorted into flavour and texture profiles:

• Sweet – a predominance of vanillin and furfural
• Spicy – a predominance of lactones and eugenol
• Structure – a balance of polyphenols and tannins
• Equilibrium – a balance of these precursors

and 1 of 5 staves are rejected from the barrel program after sorting in this way as containing hi levels of bitter and herbaceous aromatic precursors...
Vitis & Winemakers

96 Chifley Drive
Preston VIC 3072
Aside from providing innovative & quality equipment solutions to commercial wineries and vineyards, we now boast one of the broadest inventories across the region, including equipment and technology for grape receival, fermentation, maturation and storage, oak products, filtration, pumps, distillation, cider, bottling, packaging and accessories and fittings. Our dedicated administration, sales, tech and engineering teams consisting of over 20 staff, are based in all key wine regions across Australia and New Zealand.

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