An alternative to a barrique is a simple solution for obtaining the color and aroma of wine and alcoholic beverages. It can be in many forms and levels of toasting. The wood is toasted with hot air (not on an open flame).
The dosage is very simple, and the effects can be noticed already after a few weeks.
The tannins found in products from this category help the tannins in the wine to improve the structure and complexity of the wine, releasing polysaccharides that create a pleasant impression of sweetness and improve the taste of wine and spirits.
These products are used for aging wine and spirits in neutral vessels (stainless steel, glass, plastic), although they can also be added to wooden barrels, which, due to many years of use, do not have the properties they had when they were new.