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Balazs New Hungarian Oak Barrel - 112L (29.6 gal)

Balazs New Hungarian Oak Barrel - 112L (29.6 gal)

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Balazs New Hungarian Oak Barrel - 112L (29.6 gal)
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Balazs barrels is a long-trusted brand of Hungarian oak barrels coopered by the famous Balazs Nagy.  These barrels are equal or better in quality to French Oak barrels but availablle at a fraction of the cost of their more famous counterparts. Renowned for respecting fruit, Hungarian barrels offer winemakers a great option to impact the mouthfeel, structure and flavor of wine without stepping on the fruit and terroir of your grapes. 

Due to the tight grain and slow release of phenolic compounds, you can feel secure storing your wine in Hungarian barrels longer than you can with other barrels. The slow process of micro oxygenation rounds the wine while various compounds in the wood such hemicellulose, lipids, and lignins are slowly integrated.

As barrel makers know, the best source of wood for wine barrels is the oak grown in the territory of old-time Hungary, known as Slavonian oak. This rare, high-quality oak can be found in the Zemplén Mountains and in the Tokaj oak woods. The specific type of oak in those territories is the Quercus Petrea, which is characterised by dense, hard structure combined with extra flavor. Forestry workers look after these forests with considerable expertise, and the forest density ratio in Hungary is 20–24%, with selective logging taking place between November and April.

Balázs Barrels is establishing a direct cooperation with the forestry workers, ensuring the continuous supply of the best quality oak, allowing them to source and work with the most excellent oak for wine barrel manufacturing from the foremost Hungarian forests.

  • 112 L (29.6 gal)
  • Height - 29.53"
  • Head Diameter - 17.33"
  • Abdomen Diameter - 21.65"
  • Stave Thickness - 7/8 - 1"
  • Empty Weight - 73 lbs
  • Bung Hole - 45 mm
  • Medium Long Toast

 

 
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OriginHungary
FormBarrel
Size112L
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I have a 15 gallon Hungarian Oak barrel and am pleased with the subtle oak taste.
Israel G on Oct 28, 2020
Used these barrels in the past for Syrah and worked well.
Dennis K on Oct 14, 2020
I have a 15 gallon Hungarian Oak barrel and am pleased with the subtle oak taste.
Israel G on Oct 28, 2020
I have always been a big fan of Hungarian oak for lighter bodied red wines
Jim E on Oct 20, 2020
Used these barrels in the past for Syrah and worked well.
Dennis K on Oct 14, 2020
Right wood, right size
Mark P on Aug 6, 2020
I have always been a big fan of Hungarian oak for lighter bodied red wines
Jim E on Oct 20, 2020
Right wood, right size
Mark P on Aug 6, 2020
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I haven’t use the barrel yet but soon but it looks like it’s very good quality.
September 16, 2020
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