Scott’Tan™ Complex is a proprietary cellaring and finishing product. It is a blend of proanthocyanidic (exotic woods) and ellagic (oak) tannins. It enhances structure, aids color stabilization and provides anti-oxidant protection. It is less reactive and more polymerized than some other tannins, thus it integrates well and provides balance. It is particularly useful in wines with up-front fruit or where smooth tannin structure is lacking.
UsageDuring transfer or racking add Complex into the wine. Mix well to assure homogeneity. Following organoleptic evaluations, 2–3 further additions can be made subsequent to rackings. First additions should be made at least 3-6 weeks before bottling to allow for polymerization and settling.
DosagesPrior to Barrel Aging Red Wine: 50-300 ppm (50-30g / hL; 0.42-2.5 lb/1000 gal)
Prior to Bottling (3-6 weeks): 30-100 ppm (3-10 g/hL; 0.25-0.83 lb/1000 gal)
StorageDated expiration. Unopened, the shelf-life is 5 years at 18°C(65°F). Once opened, keep tightly sealed and dry.