Awesome breakdown of Lanzarote DO last post by Blake Leja, Rachael Ryan, Ryan Bogdan, Jeremy Eubanks and a super cool photo from inderpal singh.
This week: Acacia barrels
How do these differ from oak? What styles will you typically see them used for? Name another alternative to oak that is used for wine barrels production.
Kozlovic in Istria does a Malvazija in acacia barrels. Tenuta Anfosso also produces a Rossesse Bianco in Liguria that's aged in acacia.
In terms of alternative barrel elevage--though not technically for wine production--Taruzake incorporates aging of sake in cedar barrels. Also, in Brazil, they tend to use a variety of local species for aging cachaça, including Amendoim-bravo, Jequitiba-branco, and Araruva.