Have you wondered about the scientific comparison of a Flextank versus an oak barrel?
Here are some of the top findings from recent independent studies:
Quotes from the studies:
- “This study demonstrates that, for the first 6 months, the ECO15 Flextank mimics a 55-L (14.5-gal) two-year-old oak barrel from an oxygen transfer rate (OTR) perspective provided that the lid is tightly sealed.
- The lower phenol content and acidity made the Flextank wine taste smoother after 6 months.
- There were no organoleptic differences that stood out even though a concentration effect was expected in the barrel wine due to evaporative losses; both wines recorded similar alcohol concentrations throughout the study.
We invite you to view Daniel’s work and the study in it’s entirety here Techniques in Home Winemaking.