STICK is the new barrel alternative dedicated to fine wines. Its particularity comes from both shape and toasting. These square section staves dimensions are inspired from the barrel stave volume (22mm thickness) that achieve an optimal oak volume available to mimic a progressive toasting, same as in a barrel. Obtained from the best selection of French oak, naturally seasoned during 24 months, STICK provides its aromatic complexity all along the ageing.
3 levels of toast are available:
- HighLight : fresh fruit and pastry, structure discrete and round.
- Medium : Caramel and sweet vanilla notes, speculos biscuits.
- Medium + : grilled almond, mocha, intense Use during maturation or malolactic fermentation, but also during alcoholic fermentation in order to replicate the conditions of new barrel fermentation.