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This ultra-premium American oak barrel is one to rival. We hand-select extra-fine, straight grain staves and apply a specific seasoning regime to the oak for 36 months. The Distinction barrel is then coopered to exact specifications using a specially crafted toast and ultra-premium finishes. This barrel offers desirable aromatics and soft tannins that leave the wine with an essence of spice, light butter toast and vanilla. Recommended for reserve-style red wines seeking a seamless palate and silky tannins.
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Our Opulent barrel focuses on luscious aromas and flavours. Our team developed a method allowing us to toast the barrel longer than we ever have before, resulting in sweet notes underscored by rich toast character.
Whites: Sweet vanilla, caramelised sugar, promotes tropical/pineapple flavors
Reds: Hints of a caramelised sugar on the nose, promotes dark, ripe red berry character, soft mouthfeel from additional wood sugars, lingering finish
Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernets
French for flavour, this barrel marries elegance with aromatics. We select seasoned, cooperage-quality French oak to fuel the toasting fires, yielding an American oak barrel that will impart
richness of character while balancing nicely with the wine.
Whites: Light caramel, buttered toast, aromas of honeysuckle, cashew & nectarine
Reds: Hints of caramelised sugar and vanilla, sweet dark fruit characters, light toast and spice lift the aromatics
Chardonnay, Rhône whites & reds, Cool climate Shiraz, Cabernets
Thanks to the original Heinrich proprietary toast process, this
barrel is well suited to full, robust wines, complementing ripe fruit
aromas and flavours.
Whites: Vanilla, buttered toast, rounded mid-palate
Reds: Sweet toasted oak, hints of chocolate and mocha, firm but supple tannins, lingering finish
Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernets
Our Cadence barrel is flipped at regular intervals throughout an
extended, low temperature toast. As a result, this barrel offers
excellent structure, mid palate weight and complexity.
Whites: Lifted aromatics, vibrant fruit, nougat, cashew, supple tannins
Reds: Pronounced fruit, light toast character, texture with length and integration
Chardonnay, Viognier, Sémillon, Fumé style, Sauvignon blanc & Pinot Noir, Medium-bodied reds
This fruit-forward barrel offers subtle aromatics to softly
enhance elegant wine styles. After toasting, our team uses a
specialized water application to ensure a light overall impact.
Whites: Soft and supple sweet caramel, light spice, gunflint, rounded finish
Reds: Sweet fruit, soft, silky tannins, hints of spice and cigar box
Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Medium bodied Shiraz, Cabernets