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Hungarian Oak - Hungarian Barrels

Trust International Expands Operations
Nov 2001 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
As a winemaker, I have been using central European oak, and Hungarian oak in particular, for a number of years. I have found that such wines as cool-climate Syrah and Gamay Noir (which should not to be confused with "Napa Gamay" which is more properly known as Valdiguié) respond very well to an élevage in Hungarian-oak barrels. I especially like the combination of Gamay Noir and well-coopered 300 litre Hungarian-oak puncheons. Prior to the Second World War, the Hungarian forests enjoyed a good r...
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