NAO has a range of tannin products to subtly enhance your wines. Our tannins are available as liquid oak or oak powder.
These are water based oak concentrates that NAO has produced to our own specifications at a traditional distillery close to Cognac. Our liquid oak comes in 2 varieties; Harvest Tannin (HT) and Post Fermentation Tannin (PFT).
HARVEST TANNIN (HT)
This is a water based French oak tannin concentrate containing 120 g tannin/ liter. Approximately 1/2 liter will treat 200 gallons of wine must. The HT comes packed in a 25 liter or 50 gallon drum. It is much less aggressive than dry tannin.
POST FERMENTATION TANNIN (PFT)
FRUIT ENHANCER: This contains 80 g tannin / liter. Approximately 1 liter will treat 1000 liters of wine (or 12 cts / gallon wine). The fruit enhancer PFT reduces the vegetative character of the wine and gives it a smooth core.
MOCHA CHOCOLATE: This contains 10 g tannin / liter. Approximately 1 liter will treat 1000 liters of wine. The mocha chocolate PFT adds a little smokiness and chocolate-coffee tones to the wine.
VANILLA XA: This contains 80 g tannin / liter. Approximately 1 liter will treat 5000 -10000 liters of wine (or 7 - 15 cts / gallon). The vanilla XA works best on white wines giving them a very smooth creamy core.
Please Note: With all concentrates the ratio of concentrate to product is so small that is is not meant as a substitute for traditional oak. It is rather a subtle structure and 'mouthfeel' adjustment to add a hint of our various flavour profiles to you wine.
subtle structure and 'mouthfeel' adjustment to add a hint of various flavour profiles to you wine.