The Oak Infusion Spiral made from Eastern European Oak.
If you are looking for an option to the French Oak Infusion Spiral, the Eastern European Oak Spiral offers a cost advantage over French Oak plus a unique flavor profile. Like French oak, Slovakian oak tannins are soft and the wine's fruit is brought forward. Uniquely, Slovakian oak adds a component of spice to a sweet vanilla character.
We source our Eastern European oak from the middle to lowland forests of Slovakia. We chose Slovakian oak for it's sessile oak quality, the geographic location of the forests and the fact that the country's latitude also runs through the Burgundy region of France. Slovakia also has a great history of wine throughout the country's six winegrowing regions, including the world famous Tokaj region.
Our Eastern European Oak Spiral Barrel Pack contains six spirals, a combination of three medium and three medium plus toasts in a single barrel application, to give a more complex and layered oak impact.