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Balazs New Hungarian Oak Barrel 10L bmoak706
Balazs New Hungarian Oak Barrel 10L
The barrels from this oak are excellent for creating ultra premium and luxury wines.


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Balazs New Hungarian Oak Barrel 10L 3 gallons

Due to the tight grain and slow release of phenolic compounds, you can store your wine in Hungarian barrels longer than you can with other barrels. The slow process of micro oxygenation rounds the wine while various compounds in the wood such hemicellulose, lipids, and lignins are slowly integrated.

As most barrel makers know, the best source of wood for wine barrels is the oak grown in the territory of old-time Hungary, known as Slavonian oak. This rare, high-quality oak can be found in the Zemplén Mountains and in the Tokaj oak woods. The specific type of oak in those territories, and what is used in Balazs barrels, is the Quercus Petrea. This oak is characterised by a dense, hard structure combined with extra flavor. Forestry workers look after these forests with considerable expertise, and the forest density ratio in Hungary is 20–24%, with selective logging taking place between November and April. Once the wood is sourced, it is air dried and aged for 24-28 months before cooperage.

Balázs Barrels is establishing a direct cooperation with the forestry workers, ensuring the continuous supply of the best quality oak, allowing them to source and work with the most excellent oak for wine barrel manufacturing from the foremost Hungarian forests.

  • 10 L (2.64 gal)
  • Height - 13.58"
  • Head Diameter - 8.26"
  • Abdomen Diameter - 10.23"
  • Stave Thickness - 0.51 - 0.71"
  • Bung Hole - 20 mm
  • Empty Weight - 9.9 lbs
  • Mild Toast
  • Barrel hoops made from zinc-plated steel for corrosion resistance
  • We manufacture our barrels from the best quality oak grown in the Zemplen Forest of Hungary. This is the same Quercus Petrea species of oak as the tight grained white oak of Nevers and Allier of France. The staves are air dried for three years. Our barrels are made from hundred year old trees that are grown on the steep rocky hillside of the Zemplen Forest of Hungary. The mountain soil in this area contains a unique mineral content.

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