The knowledge of the types of soils and most appropriate climate for growing white oak and its repercussions on the wines is an essential requirement when choosing the most suitable wood for each barrel.
The white oak grows in mixed forests distributed throughout the Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania to Kentucky, and in nearby states such as Missouri. United States, governed by strong environmental regulation, allows the controlled extraction of the trees. The most appropriate are selected for cooperage, but only the most ideal panels are sent to make the barrels for winemaking.
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