Water is always circulating.
RESULT | Accelerated tannin extraction due to the constant agitation. We are maximizing the amount of tannin that can be removed from the barrel at this stage.
A filter is removing tannin: water completely recirculates through the tank/filter several times within 1 cycle.
RESULT | Optimal & consistent results for every barrel throughout the day. We are maintaining an ideal environment for tannin extraction from start to finish.
After immersion, our coopers employ a special toast created specifically for each barrel.
RESULT | Heat is an important method for destroying tannin. Staves are pre-heated to the core, so the toast will be consistent through the thickness of the stave. This means the toast will penetrate deeper and destroy more tannin with this method than traditional fire bending.
Our Hydro-Collection series offers premium, water-immersed barrels. Here, science becomes art, using water in motion to accelerate tannin extraction from French oak and create barrels defined by elegance and finesse.
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