Does barrel size influence white wine aging quality?

María Reyes González-Centeno, Pierre-Louis Teissedre, Cécile Thibon, Kleopatra Chira
2020 IVES Technical Reviews vine and wine  
White wine is increasingly aged in oak barrels to enhance its stability, aromatic complexity and organoleptic properties. Thus, this research aimed to highlight chemical and sensory differences in Sauvignon Blanc wines linked to barrel size. Oenological parameters, color, total phenolics and fruity aroma were not generally impacted by barrel size. Meanwhile, the smaller the barrel, the higher the extraction of oak woody volatiles. From an organoleptic point of view, Sauvignon Blanc varietal
more » ... Blanc varietal aromas and typicity seemed to be better preserved by 500 L barrels.
doi:10.20870/ives-tr.2020.3305 fatcat:j2xnju5snfa5hfznahv47tcxbe