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Pronektar Oak chips

Introduction

Chips & Granulates

Staves

Blocks & Sticks

PRONEKTAR

ANOTHER OAK ALTERNATIVE PRODUCT ON THE MARKET ?

Distinctive and reliably consistent top-quality products are never too numerous in the winemaker's tool box. The Radoux R & D experts keep that in mind when they constantly broaden the field of cooperage. With the exact same search for excellence, they designed a whole range of oak alternatives under the Pronektar brand.

Nuance is proud to introduce a state-of-the-art range of products.

A DIFFERENT SHAPE FOR EACH USE

As trivial as it seems, the shape of the oak adjunct will determine primarily the speed of extraction of its soluble compounds.
It will obviously change the practical aspects of handling and implementation in the winemaking process.
Less pointed out is the fact that the shape also determines the results obtained by a given manufacturing process as well as its homogeneity.

Pronektar has developed a thorough understanding about this area and ensures a process perfectly adapted for each format of its range of products.

 

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.

OAKSCAN®: SORTING THE WOOD FOR CONSISTENCY AND DISTINCTION

Radoux OakScan® is a system of rapid analysis, based on Near Infra red Spectrometry:

The raw wood is scanned when entering the production process. A polyphenolic index (0 to 100) is calculated according to a confidential formula, which estimates the polyphenolic richness. It is a linear combination of the values of the reference chemical indexes (DO280, Folin Ciocalteu and total Ellagitannins).

Pronektar implemented OakScan® in its production of Nektar Fresh and Nektar Duo Fresh, sorting high phenolic potential wood. Therefore, used in early stages of the red wine production, particularly during maceration, Nektar Fresh and Nektar Duo Fresh enhance color and body by participating in tannin/anthocyanin polymerization.

Pronektar also developed Extreme, a whole range of staves based on phenolic potential measured with OakScan®. Three different toasting patterns have been specifically designed for three levels of phenolic potential resulting in three very distinctive staves: Extreme Delicat, Extreme Complexe and Extreme Intense.

BUY OAK, NOT WATER...

Pronektar products are some of the driest on the market. In particular, the untoasted Nektar Fresh undergoes a specific drying treatment so that no condensation forms in the bags and the product keeps its characteristic over time in storage.

Plus, when purchasing a kg of Nektar Fresh, you don’t buy 150 g of water…

FOOD AND HEALTH SAFETY

The batch number marked on the staves packaging corresponds to the toasting batch and helps ensure the traceability of the products. Pronektar® regularly carries out checks on potential contamination:


The chemical analyses relating to the supplied products are available upon request.