Preparation of new barrels for wine setting

Preparation of new barrels for wine setting.

New, barrels not yet used must be prepared for the reception of new wine. Means, that tannic acids, especially gallic acid, contained in the wood tissue, must be rinsed. So you have to soak the barrel for three days, then stain for half an hour with a 2% soda solution (200 g na 100 l), then steamed it; do …