Category: barrel

Getting a Pinot Noir barrel sample at Privato Winery

How Familiar Are You With Oak Barrels? Take the Quiz.

 mywinepal  May 26, 2024

Oak barrels are important in the production of many red wines and some white wines.  Barrels can be used to ferment the wine, or they can be used to age the wine after it has been fermented in another vessel like a stainless steel tank.  Where the barrels originate as well as the production of the barrels can affect the…

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A Close Look at Wine Barrel Components and Oak Effects on Wine

 mywinepal  May 12, 2024

In the intricate world of winemaking, every element contributes to the final wine’s character and complexity. Among these crucial components, oak barrels can infuse wines with distinct flavours and textures while being a fermentation or a maturation vessel. Let’s delve into the anatomy of oak wine barrels, explore the oak varieties utilized in Europe and North America, learn about the…

Getting a Pinot Noir barrel sample at Privato Winery

What is a Wine Barrel Sample?

 mywinepal  May 30, 2023

Did you know that the wine you taste when you pour it from the bottle, may not taste exactly like the wine that the winemaker had sampled at the winery?  A barrel sample in wine tasting refers to a small portion of wine that is drawn directly from the barrel during the ageing process. Winemakers use barrel samples to assess…