Eder FassStolz® Chestnut - what makes chestnut wood so special?
It was the Romans who probably brought us the chestnut from the Caucasus. In the meantime, the heat-loving tree has become native to southern Germany and especially to the Palatinate Forest.
However, in this context, heat-loving does not mean dry-loving. The chestnut also suffers from climate change and the resulting drought. Therefore a careful selection and sorting is all the more important for us barrel makers.
Eder FassStolz® Kastanie
Our wood for our barrel series « Eder FassStolz® Kastanie » comes from one of the most beautiful and best purchasing areas in Germany for the sweet chestnut, the Wasgau near the Trifels Castle in the heart of the Palatinate Forest.
To meet all requirements we offer these barrels not only in different sizes but also in different toastings.
Year after year, with the end of the vegetation phase from October / November onwards, we select together with the foresters some of these trees, sometimes several hundred years old, under the aspect of sustainability and climate protection, in order to produce especially valuable and valuable wine and distillate barrels.
By the way, the chestnut was the tree of the year 2018!
The fruit of the trees also finds a delicious use in the culinary arts – whether in soup, bread or in some game dishes!
The chestnut gives a full, round aroma without, however, noticeably bringing the sometimes too many tannins of the oak to the tongue.
Especially in distillates you can taste the depth, the forest and the fruit of the chestnut paired with honey notes.
The chestnut gives a strong golden yellow color to the distillate.
For strong structured red wines the chestnut barrel offers a great maturity as well as a round sweetness!
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