Monday, July 19, 2010

The USC study for the Galician oak aging wines

To determine the properties it gives wood broth, 900 liters of last year's crop of Appellations of Origin Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras rest for several months in four oak barrels made from earth.

This research is funded by the Interministerial Commission of Science and Technology and has the support of the Regulatory Council of Valdeorras.

Although wine still sits in barrels, a wine cellar, Algueira, and Valdeorras Control Board, which includes the largest area of vineyards in Galicia, showed interest in this research.

If results are positive, in the immediate future Mencia wines could begin to mature in oak barrels made from Galicia, replacing the traditional containers French or American oak, which have a different chemical composition and cost around 1,500 euros per unit.

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