Gusmer Wine Catalog 2023-24

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Application Notes for Arôbois Oak Products Arôneo Protocol for Laboratory Trial Wines:

1. Using a graduated cylinder, measure 6 - 1 liter samples of wine intended for oak treatment. Add 25 ppm of total SO 2 if the oak trial wine will be stored for long periods. 2. Add grams of chips as outlined in the table below. Trial wine should be a representative sample of wine lot. 3. Add wine and oak to container with minimal headspace and seal or cover with Parafilm or Press-n-Seal. Stir or agitate multiple times during the first 24 hours to ensure oak becomes thoroughly wetted by wine.

4. Stir daily, allowing the wine to extract oak compounds for 14-28 days at cellar temperature. 5. Remove oak particles from blending wine by passing wine through filter paper. Collect blending wine in small bottles to minimize oxidation. Sealed full bottles can typically be stored in the refrigerator up to 8 weeks. 6. Conduct sensory evaluation of the samples to determine optimal dosage. Further variations may be desirable to achieve optimum results.

Sample Description

Grams Chips

Wine (ml)

Equivalent Oak Dose Rate g / l

lbs / 1,000 gal



1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000



1 2 3 6 9

1.0 2.0 3.0 6.0 9.0

1 2 3 6 9


17 25 50 75

Recommended Arôbois Arôneo Contact Time:

Oak Chips contact and harmonization time: 3 to 4 weeks are normally sufficient to allow an optimal extraction for these medium sized chips. For a silky integration, we recommend you allow a minimum of 6-8 weeks integration after withdrawal of the chips. Blocks 47 contact and harmonization time: 2 to 3 months contact time is normally sufficient to allow an optimal extraction of the blocks. To ensure a harmonious integration of the wood, we recommend a harmonization period after the extraction of the blocks, a similar period: 2 to 3 months.

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