Chardonnay Oak also know as Fumee De Sel is smoked from seasoned French oak wine barrels, which for years have been used in the aging of fine wines. The five to seven year old barrels are hand selected for wood smoking chips. It is cold smoked with Chardonnay oak chips to preserve the mineral content and natural flavor of the salt. Salt crystals that are hand raked in France and ending with the all natural smoking that is done in very small batches, this unique smoked salt is handmade from start to finish. The moist Fleur de Sel crystals readily absorb the natural smoked flavors of the oak and chardonnay. The crystals are smoked to a light toasty brown and have a deep smoke flavor without being bitter.