Scott’TanTM Tannin Complex is a proprietary cellaring and finishing product. It is a blend of proanthocyanidic (exotic woods) and ellagic (oak) tannins. It enhances structure, aids color stabilization and provides anti-oxidant protection. It is less reactive and more polymerized than some other tannins, thus it integrates well and provides balance. It is particularly useful in wines with up-front fruit or where smooth tannin structure is lacking.
To Use: During transfer or racking add Tannin Complex into the wine, mixing well for homogeneity. Additions may be made during the first 2-3 rackings, followed by organoleptic evaluation. Final additions should be made 3-6 weeks before bottling to allow for complete polymerization and settling.
Storage: Dated expiration. Unopened the shelf life is 5 years at 18ºC(65ºF). Once opened keep tightly sealed and dry.
NOTE: Tannin Complex is best used prior to barrel aging. This encourages tannin integration in the wine over time. It may also dramatically improve a red wine when added prior to bottling. At this stage, Tannin Complex should be added at least six weeks before bottling to allow reaction and polymerization. Successful additions can be made closer to bottling, but this may result in less throughput during filtration.