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Barrettes
Barrettes
Barrettes
Barrettes
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Barrettes

Barrettes are rectangular pieces of oak, toasted using Bousinage technology, which are used to give alcoholic beverages the flavors and aromas of aging in barrel in a short time. The Barrettes shape is very convenient in use as they can be placed in any container without additional efforts.

Barrettes help develop the aromatic potential of drink by revealing the expression of fruity notes and giving shape and roundness.

They also reduce the herbaceous and vegetal notes and help stabilize the color of drink.

Barrettes very quickly saturate drink with oak aromas. Barrettes are used during aging, they give the drink a noble taste and color.

Barrettes are produced only from high-quality raw materials after atmospheric drying for at least 24 months in the open air. Barrettes do not require additional chemical treatment and are ready for direct introduction into the drink.

Toasting and addition time

  • Beer and cider Beer and cider
  • White wine White wine
  • Rosé wine Rosé wine
  • Red wine Red wine
  • Spirits Spirits
  • Légère (L)
  • Moyenne (M)
  • Moyenne Plus (M+)
  • Forte (F)
Toasting and addition time
  • Beer and cider
  • White wine
  • Rosé wine
  • Red wine
  • Spirits

Use depending on the drink

Use depending on the drink Choose a drink to see instructions and recommendations for use
Wine
Wine

At vinification Barrettes allow to develop aromatic potential of wines, educe herbaceous and vegetal notes, and help stabilize the color. At aging, they give complexity, saturate wine with oak notes imitating harmonious aging in barrels in a short time. Universal for aging in any inert containers with food tolerance.

Cognac
Cognac

When aged, Barrettes saturate the cognac with oak aromas, according to the degree of toasting from light notes of vanilla and dried fruits to saturated smoky notes, softening and rounding its taste, imitating a balanced aging in barrels. The color of cognac varies from light golden to amber. Universal for aging in any inert containers with food tolerance.

Brandy
Brandy

When aged, Barrettes saturate the brandy with oak aromas, according to the degree of toasting from light notes of vanilla and dried fruits to saturated smoky notes, softening and rounding its taste, imitating a balanced aging in barrels. The color of brandy varies from light golden to amber. Universal for aging in any inert containers with food tolerance.

Whiskey
Whiskey

When aged, Barrettes saturate the whiskey with oak aromas, according to the degree of toasting from light notes of vanilla and dried fruits to saturated smoky notes, softening and rounding its taste, imitating a balanced aging in barrels. After a short soaking in sherry, brandy or other beverage, Barrettes will complexly enrich the taste and aroma of whiskey. The color of whiskey varies from light golden to amber. Universal for aging in any inert containers with food tolerance.

Tequila
Tequila

For Reposado varieties, up to 6 months of aging, Barrettes reduce earthy-sour tones and emphasize the natural sweetness of agave. They saturate with oak, vanilla and almond notes, ennobling the taste and give a warm amber hue. Universal for aging in any inert containers with food tolerance.

Gin
Gin

They reduce the rough herbaceous notes. They reveal notes of citrus, almonds and other ingredients depending on the recipe against the background of excessively dominant juniper. They saturate with oak aroma and color and make the taste of gin more voluminous.
The color of the gin will also change, depending on the degree of toasting. Universal for aging in any inert containers with food tolerance.

Rum
Rum

When aged with Barrettes, the rum becomes harmonious, soft and balanced. Notes of fruit, nuts, caramel, honey, as well as shades of spices and citrus appear in its bouquet due to the interaction with toasted wood. Depending on the age and degree of toasting of wood, the color changes from golden to dark amber. Universal for aging in any inert containers with food tolerance.

Distillates
Distillates

The aging with Barrettes softens, gives the distillate roundness and makes its bouquet more saturated. Pre-soaked Barrettes in different drinks, you can experiment and get the original distillates, with a rich taste and aroma. Depending on the aging period and the degree of toasting of the wood, the color of the distillate varies from golden to dark amber. Universal for aging in any inert containers with food tolerance.

Beer
Beer

Barrettes develop the aromatic potential of beer, giving it volume, roundness and ennobling taste. Beer becomes more full-bodied. Best for strong varieties. Pre-soaked Barrettes in different drinks, you can experiment and get original beer recipes, with rich taste and aroma. Used at the stage of aging in containers with food tolerance.

Cider
Cider

While aging cider with Barrettes, phenolic substances are oxidized and precipitated, which makes the cider soft to the taste, the tart and bitter taste of coarse tannins disappears. Cider acquires a wine aroma without losing the taste of the main fruit. After a short soaking in calvados or other distillate, Barrettes will complexly refine the taste and aroma of cider. Universal for aging in any inert containers with food tolerance without the risk of contamination and peroxidation.

Intensity of taste and dosage

Intensity of taste and dosage

Aromatic profile

Organoleptics vary depending on the degree of toasting

  • Light toast L
  • Medium toast M
  • Medium Plus toast M+
  • Heavy toast F

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