Mid-palate volume enhancement during aging
Scott’Tan™ Estate can help compensate for lack of tannins in finished wine without the “dryness” associated with barrels. It enhances mid-palate, complexity and balance while providing a measure of antioxidant protection. Fruit characters can be enhanced. Estate is especially recommended when using older, tannin-depleted barrels.
Prior to Barrel Aging Red Wine: 5–30 g/hL
Prior to Bottling (3–6 weeks) or During Racking: 5–10 g/hL
Note: Estate is best used prior to barrel aging. This encourages tannin integration in the wine over time. It may also dramatically improve a red wine when added prior to bottling. Successful additions can be made closer to bottling, but this may result in less throughput during filtration.
During transfer or racking add Estate into the wine. Mix well to ensure homogeneity. Following organoleptic evaluations, 2–3 further additions can be made subsequent to rackings. Additions should be made at least 6 weeks before bottling to allow for polymerization and settling.
Dated expiration. Unopened, the shelf-life is 5 years at 18°C(65°F). Once opened, keep tightly sealed and dry.