In conjunction with the local winemaker, RenewOak has undertaken wine trials using RenewOak rejuvenated barrels in a range of wineries in Vic, SA and WA and across grape varieties.
In all cases, the outcomes have been favourable. Wines from the rejuvenated barrels have demonstrated improved brightness and freshness when compared to the barrels used as the “control” (un-rejuvenated barrel of the same age) and oak influences comparable to that from a 1-year-old barrel.
Successful barrel cleaning and subsequent wine trials have been held at:
- Fermoy Estate and Margaret River Winemakers in WA
- A range of wineries in SA and Victoria
Trials included the following grape varieties:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Grigio