OAK: ALTERNATIVES: POWDER
Pronektar Powder (French Oak)
Three main benefits:
It is a very efficient protection against oxidation: this is due to the high rate of tannins (ellagitanins) in French Oak (between 5 and 10%). Ellagitanins take the oxygen and therefore make sure that tannins or pigments of the grapes are not oxidized.
It can remove a great part of vegetal aromas (whenever grapes are not picked at their full maturity).
It gives some degree of strength and power to must or wines.
Can be used in the trucks or at the crusher.