American Oak Mini Staves (oak planks) offer controllable oak-integration.
These Mini Staves are approximately 180mm long, 50mm wide and 10mm thick.
American Oak Mini Staves are available across a range of oak and toast options.
American Oak ‘Balance AB’
Aromatics: Sweet, toasty oak and vanilla.
Flavour: Toasty cedar oak with hints of char and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Structural oak, with lots of impact for length.
Lots of oak impact here – cedar, toast and vanilla impact.
The ‘mini staves’ offer modified surface-to-volume ratio to provide the winemaker with optimum control for a moderately swift transfer of oak flavours and characteristics.
To be used in alcoholic and malolactic fermentations as well as maturation applications.
- Single Mini Staves
- 5 x Mini Staves (SAVE 20% OFF Single Mini Stave Price)
- 5 Kg Tank Bag of Mini Staves in "food grade" tank immersion bag
This product is a practical alternative to longer ‘tank planks’.
An application rate of one-to-three square metres in 1000 litres of wine delivers the required integration sought by winemakers.
However, this product can be used at low rates for medium to long-term extraction times (six-to-12 months), as well as higher rates for short-term extraction times (one-to-three months).
*Please note: The dosage rates are recommendations only and individual trials, carried out according to grape varieties and desired outcomes, are highly recommended.