New Barriques available - seasoned for 36 months, staves sorted and selected by NIR profiling
Australian and New Zealand Winemakers
96 Chifley Drive Preston
Preston, VIC 3072
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...
Australian & New Zealand Winemakers
96 Chifley Drive
Australian & New Zealand Winemakers provides innovative, quality and complete equipment solutions to commercial wineries, large or small. Since 1966, we have been committed to working with our customers to achieve their goals. We offer industry leading technical back-up and support, consisting of an experienced team of engineers, technicians, winemakers, advisors and product specialists.