North Mountain Supply oak chips are beneficial for introducing premium oak characters to wines at a low cost while offering positive effects on wine color, aromas, flavor, mouth feel as well as creating depth and body.
Oak chips are intended for use in all phases of winemaking. They contribute to the reduction of vegetal characters, bind color, and build middle body and mouth feel when used during fermentation. Post fermentation will tend to offer noticeable toasty oak components, lift the nose and enhance the body of the wine. In addition, it will impart premium oak characteristics. A small amount added just prior to bottling will heighten the finished oak character and leave a lingering toasty quality.
American Medium Toast provides complex, pleasantly mild and delicate toasted oak characters and aromas of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, oatmeal with honey, graham cracker, with a touch of coconut and clove. The flavors provide sweetness, creaminess and roundness to the mouth feel with a lingering non-aggressive toast character.
American Medium-Plus Toast provides complex, pleasant and well defined toasted oak characters and aromas of vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, chocolate, coffee, mocha, graham cracker, with a touch of coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. The flavors provide sweetness, creaminess and roundness to the mouth feel with a lingering pronounced toast character.