This unique line from ēvOAK builds on three cornerstones of flavor development—oak chemistry, food science and technology—to create highly technical products offering new flavor profiles.
The first edition to the series, xt4 is crafted using a detailed, four-step proprietary process. As a result, this oak chip offers notes of brown sugar, coffee and a hint of sweet smoke for whites, or smoky chocolate for reds. Roasted accents are present without any bitterness. The notable aromatics are further enhanced by a very soft, delicate mouthfeel.
Origin: French oak, air dried
Size: Large chips
Toast Level: xt4
Usage: xt series oak chips can be used at any point of the winemaking process. Traditionally, chips are used for flavor and wine structure. Another option is to make a concentrated extract that’s later blended. We are happy to work with you to develop the right formula for your needs.
Dosage: Please contact our sales team to get good and correct information about the quantity to use.
Contact Time: xt chips work well for long term fermentation. We recommend a minimum of 2 months for finishing and a maximum of 6 months during aging. Increase dose rates if shorter aging time is the only option.