Classic Barrel Portfolio
Thanks to the original Heinrich proprietary toast process, this barrel is well suited to full, robust wines, complementing ripe fruit aromas and flavours.
Whites: Vanilla, Buttered Toast, Rounded Mid-Palate
Reds: Sweet Toasted Oak, Hints of Chocolate and Mocha, Firm but Supple Tannins, Lingering Finish
Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernets
French for flavour, this barrel marries elegance with aromatics. We select seasoned, cooperage-quality French oak to fuel the toasting fires, yielding an American oak barrel that will impart richness of character while balancing nicely with the wine.
Whites: Light Caramel, Buttered Toast, Aromas of Honeysuckle, Cashew and Nectarine
Reds: Hints of Caramelised Sugar and Vanilla, Sweet Dark Fruit Characters, Light Toast and Spice lift the aromatics
Chardonnay, Rhône Whites & Reds, Cool Climate Shiraz, Cabernets
This fruit-forward barrel offers subtle aromatics to softly enhance elegant wine styles. After toasting, our team uses a specialized water application to ensure a light overall impact.
Whites: Soft and Supple Sweet Caramel, Light Spice, Gunflint, Rounded Finish
Reds: Sweet Fruit, Soft Silky Tannins, Hints of Spice and Cigar Box
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Medium Bodied Shiraz, Cabernets
Our Opulent barrel focuses on luscious aromas and flavours. Our team developed a method allowing us to toast the barrel longer than we ever have before, resulting in sweet notes underscored by rich toast character.
Whites: Lots of Sweet Vanilla, Caramelized Sugar, Promotes Tropical/Pineapple flavors
Reds: Hints of a Caramelized Sugar on the nose, Promotes Dark, Ripe, Red Berry Characters, Soft Mouthfeel from additional Wood Sugars, Lingering Finish
Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernets
American oak sourced from the Missouri Ozarks, an exceptional area for tight-grain timber. Lean, rocky soils and competition with thick undergrowth create ideal growing conditions for slow-growth trees.
225 Litre Barrique, 300 Litre Hogshead, 500 Litre Puncheon
Fine Grain, Extra-Fine Grain
2 Year, 3 Year
Medium, Medium Plus, Heavy
Our Signature barrels are crafted with our most premium oak. We carefully select the top echelon of extra fine grain staves, which we then set aside in limited quantities to undergo natural, open-air seasoning for 36 months. Signature barrels are an excellent choice for winemakers seeking the added elegance of this premium wood selection.
Our Cadence barrel is flipped at regular intervals throughout an extended, low temperature toast. As a result, this barrel offers excellent structure, mid palate weight and complexity.
Whites: Lifted aromatics, Vibrant fruit, Nougat, Cashew, Supple tannins
Reds: Pronounced fruit, Light toast character, Texture with length and integration
Chardonnay, Viognier, Sémillon, Fumé style Sauvignon blanc & Petit Manseng, Pinot Noir, Medium bodied reds
This ultra-premium American oak barrel is one to rival. We hand select extra-fine grain, horizontal radial ray staves and apply a specific seasoning regime to the oak for 36 months. Distinction’s special toast offers desirable aromatics and soft tannins leaving the wine with an essence of spice, light butter toast, and vanilla.
Soft and seamless palate with silky tannins, harmonious balance and a long finish
Reserve style red varietals
Signature Oak Barrels
Premium Barrel Portfolio
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