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Researchers at university departments of enology and viticulture are at work pinning down the specifics of how the phenols are absorbed.
Smoke damage is invisible, but volatile phenols in smoke can be absorbed by leaves and grape skins, then released at the time of fermentation, altering the flavor.
Over the years, various toxic chemicals including barium, lead, arsenic, phenol, benzene, toluene and others were detected at the sites or in groundwater.
Davis says that the more complex part of the barrel aging process is esterification, which is when alcohol and phenol or weak acids bond together.
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