Our Russian oak comes from the vast forests of sessile oak in the Caucasus in the Republic of Adygué, situated on the same parallel as France (45°N).
Caucasian oak develops the freshness and the aromatic nature of the grape variety. It brings tannins which help the structure of the wine and a tight and fine combination.
Its aromatic contribution is low in lactones. The wine presents a less intense woody character which is never excessive, with a more perceptible fruity flavor. It shines in elegant red wines that are sensitive to absorbing oak, such as Merlot- or Pinot Noir-based wines.
SEGUIN MOREAU introduced our Russian oak barrel in 1996, following several years of research trials to determine the benefits of the wood.