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Grain Width

The tightness of the grain is the most important to winemakers in the barrel selection. According to industry experts, the finest available oak woods have the tightest grain, what will provide you the best result in winemaking, because grain types have the real impact on the wine.

Hungarian Zemplén oak compare to the most popular French oak sources:

Forest

Country

Grain Width

Zemplén Hungary 1.5 – 3 mm (0.059-0.118”)
Allier France 1.5 – 3 mm (0.059-0.118”)
Vosges France 2 – 4 mm (0.078-0.157”)
Nevers France 3 – 5 mm (0.118-0.196”)
Jura France 3 – 5 mm (0.118-0.196”)
Bourgogne France 3 – 5 mm (0.118-0.196)
Limousin France 3 – 5 mm (0.118-0.196”)