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The products in the Pronektar® range are made from oak wood coming from Tonnellerie Radoux’s stave mills.

The selected wood is the type used for barrel making and is free of sapwood and bark. The oak, which comes from the finest French forests, undergoes a natural seasoning process for up to 24 months before being transformed. It is then crushed, filtered and toasted using an exclusive thermal process and savoir faire developed by Pronektar®.

A TIGHTER GRAIN FOR MORE COMPLEXITY IN LONG TERM AGING

Just like in Radoux’s barrel range, a special selection of tight grain ( < 2.5 mm) TGS is available with the Nektar Excellence French Oak staves.
Tighter grain is particularly recommended for reserve blends with a long aging time. It releases its compounds gently and results in a richer more complex aromatic profile.

FRENCH OAK vs. AMERICAN OAK

While French oak brings structure and aromatic complexity, American oak releases less tannins and more lactones resulting in sweet flavours with, generally, a positive impact on green wines. Both origins may be used in combination for benefiting from their distinctive effects.

Nektar Essentielle staves, sticks, segments, toasted chips and granulates are available in both French and American oak. 

Factors of quality & optimization of the use of PRONEKTAR oak additives in winemaking

Pronektar

products

 

When to use it

Dosage for white wines   

Dosage for red  wines   

How long for?

Origin of

wood

      Powder

 

Before fermentation

 

300 to 600 grams per tonne of grapes according to the characteristics of the grapes

 

French Oak

Granulate

 

During fermentation

 

 

1 to 2.5 grams per Litre of wine

The time of Fermentation

 

French Oak

 

 

 

Chips

 

During fermentation

 

1 to 1.5 grams per Litre of wine

 

The time of Fermentation

 

French or American Oak

During ageing

 

1 to 2 grams per Litre of wine

2 to 3 grams per Litre of wine

3 to 5 weeks

French or American Oak

Segments

 

During ageing

 

A mesh bag of 5 Kg  is adequate for giving wood to 1000 – 1200 Litres

A mesh bag of 5 Kg is adequate for giving wood to 800 – 1000 Litres

2 to 3 months

 

French or American Oak

Standard Staves

Medium

960x47x7 mm

During fermentation + ageing (white) or ageing  ( red)

20 to 30 staves per 1000 Litres

 

30 to 40 staves per 1000 Litres

 

3 to 4 months

French or American Oak

Blend Staves

Medium

960x47x7 mm

During fermentation + ageing (white) or aging  ( red)

20 to 30 staves per 1000 Litres

 

30 to 40 staves per 1000 Litres

 

4 to 5 months

French or American Oak

Long Staves

2200x100x12mm

 

During ageing

One stave for each 200 -250 litres

One stave for each 150–200 litres

> 6 months

French or American Oak

Sticks set

14 sticks = 0,3 m²

During ageing

One set per barrel for  6 to 9 months

> 6 months

French or American Oak




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