We have a total of 2000 Oak barrels between the d.A and Nicole winery. Correct and efficient use of oak is highl important.
Some grape varieties will be vinified without any contact with oak barrel whereas others will be 100% barrel aged.
We use mainly American oak and a small part of French oak barrels. American oak is better for certain grapes from the Languedoc-Rossillon as the polyphenol and alcohol levels in the South of France wines are very well suited to this type of oak.