SEGUIN MOREAU believes certain wines merit solutions that enable them to fully reveal their potential while respecting their unique character and the original expression of the fruit.
ICÔNE Elégance is the first oak selection of the ICÔNE series. It is dedicated to high-end red wines.
The selection of oak called ICÔNE "Low Aroma" & "High Aroma" are intended for full-bodied, high end red wines, potentially aged in oak barrels.
ICÔNE High Aroma :
The oak profile is respectful of the fruit and discretely provides olfactory complexity. It differs from the traditional American oak profile by its absence of strong smoky and coconut notes, in this sense is closer to French oak's wood profile.
ICÔNE Low Aroma :
This barrel provides and ample and expressive oak profile with emphasized notes of hazelnut, coconut and vanilla. A wine that is sweeter, rounder and more concentrated on the palate.
Through providing strength and power, this barrel remains well-balanced. Our techniques for mastering oak ageing and precise toasting range allows us to work within harmonious olfactory
Other nological Potential currently being studied
The SEGUIN MOREAU R&D team is currently testing other nological Potentials that will result in new models of oak barrels within the ICÔNE series.
Eaux-de-vies and high-end white wines are the 'matrix' on which we are currently focusing our efforts.
How does an ICÔNE programme occur?
Each ICÔNE programme occurs in several phases:
Phase I: Identification in the laboratory of the molecules involved in each nological Potential and creation of the appropriate mathematical model
Phase II: Comparative trials in experimental cellars
Phase III: Trials in multiple partner wineries in order to verify the reproducibility of the model.
Once these three phases have been completed successfully, the selection of the oak is certified by our Product Committee and the new barrel can be released as part of the ICÔNE series.