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Enological tannins offer the winemaker the possibility to add refined, highly-bindable tannin to your wine at any stage during the process. Benefits can include increased structure and mouthfeel, color stabilization, stability, anti-oxidative qualities, and overall complexity. Tannins can reduce vegetal/herbaceous characteristics and perceived astringency.
New Liquid Oak Tannins produced by Toasted Oak Inc. are water based, French Oak Tannin concentrates, designed to easily integrate smooth and flavorful oak character into a wine, without the cost or hassle of traditional oak barrels. While powdered tannins are similarly cost effective, there will be some loss of flavor and texture due to the high temperatures necessary to evaporate all liquid out. Liquid Oak Tannins are the perfect balance of oak barrel flavor, and pure tannin cost.
Aside from the beneficial flavor impact of these products, they are also easier to add to the wine and assure even dilution. These Liquid Oak Tannins are for red and white wines. Please do bench trials carefully when considering their use in white wines. Additions may cause filterability(and stability) changes. Do not exceed 30% of normal red wine dosing for white wines.
Vanilla uses a different toasting method, and is a dense concentration of the vanillin present in oak. Aside from giving a slight vanilla accent, it also produces a very smooth - almost creamy - addition to a wine.