Fusion Series



This dynamic barrel series allows you to design a
sophisticated barrel tailored to the precise style you are
seeking by combining different oak species.
See below for sample designs.
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This dynamic barrel series allows you to design a
sophisticated barrel tailored to the precise style you are
seeking by combining different oak species.
See below for sample designs.

view of barrel from side

 

Fusion Designer Barrels for iPad

Design your barrel on the go. Select wood types and percentages, grain type and wood age.

 

Search “Fusion Designer Barrels” in the App Store or click here to download the iPad app.

 

Working with World Cooperage, we were able to fine tune a barrel that blended French, American and European oak all in one barrel. This blend worked perfectly for our Napa Valley Zinfandel and Petite Sirah lots. Its impact offers elegant structure from the French oak, a layer of smoky/meatiness from the American oak and complex spices from the influence of the Slovakian oak.

-Glenn Hugo

 

I use the Fusion Profile 58 in our Estate Zinfandel. The combination of the French and American Oak help enhance the black fruit, while adding some nice spice and mocha notes. The French oak softens and balances the otherwise aggressive tannins, while the American oak bolsters the structure and backbone of the wine.

- Brad Longton

 

What I like about the Fusion Programit’s similar to blending wine using the best qualities of different lots and putting them together. Initially I designed a barrel to add spice for Zinfandel and found that it worked great with Bordeaux, Rhone and Italian varieties and helped push the fruit as well. The Fusion Barrel has become an intricate part of our program.

-Hoss Milone
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