Tannins

Winemaking tannins come from a variety of sources. These include oak (both American and European, toasted and untoasted), chestnut, grapes (both skins and seeds), exotic woods (such as tara and quebracho) and gall nuts. Though all tannins provide some degree of anti-oxidative protection, each is also quite distinctive. The selection, processing and blending are all critical when developing commercial tannins which you might use in your wine.

The descriptors often used to characterize tannin types are inadequate to the task. Words such as ellagic (meaning oak or chestnut wood) or proanthocyanidins (meaning from grapes and some exotic woods) are very broad. The producer of winemaking tannins needs to understand and to quantify the potential of specific raw materials and then to apply this knowledge. Tools such as GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry), reverse phase HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography) and TLC (thin layer chromatography) analysis (silica/fluorescence; cellulose) are common in this process.

Raw materials need to be tasted in different concentrations in different wines. Even if laboratory tools are useful for understanding products, tastings remain the key. There is no substitute if we wish to understand issues such as mouthfeel, relative astringency and increasing roundness. In particular, the polysaccharides linked with tannins contribute to the global impact on the palate.

These are the elements that went into the development of the Scott’Tan product range. It was an elaborate program. We believe you will appreciate the results.
22 Product(s) Found
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Finishing Tannin Kit.

Item No.SLQDTAN 12 in stock
Tannins
Finishing
Scott'Tan
Price $122.6
5

FT Colormax™ Tannin 1 kg.

Item No.15968 Available
Tannins
Fermentation
Scott'Tan
Price $76.2
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FT Rouge Tannin.

Contains 2 Products
10
Price $14.3
11

Micropipette Tips 5-200uL (96 tips).

Item No.37111 19 in stock
Price $12.1
12

Scott'Tan Bold™ Tannin 500 g.

Item No.15970 Available
Tannins
Finishing
Scott'Tan
Price $274.1
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Scott'Tan Complex™ Tannin 1 kg.

Item No.15956 17 in stock
Tannins
Aging
Scott'Tan
Price $68.3
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Scott'Tan Estate™ Tannin 1 kg.

Item No.15958 Available
Tannins
Aging
Scott'Tan
Price $155.25
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Scott'Tan Finesse™ Tannin 500 g.

Item No.15971 Available
Tannins
Finishing
Scott'Tan
Price $287.3