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How many times can you use an oak barrel for wine?

How many times can you use an oak barrel for wine?

Oak barrels are generally used four times. Most winemakers use oak barrels for two main reasons: to add complex aromas and flavors, and to add tannin and age-ability to the wine.

Do you oak Pinot Noir?

French oak barrels are a critical part of successful Pinot Noir vinification because Pinot Noir loves oak. It is a match made in heaven that gives Pinot Noir structural tannins, contributes texture, adds flavor and builds depth. Oak aging is as likely to bring a Pinot Noir down than to elevate it.