These Mini Staves (oak planks) offer controllable oak-integration.
The Mini Staves are approximately 180mm long, 40mm wide and 8mm thick.
French Oak Mini Staves are available across a range of oak and toast options.
French Oak ‘Balance F’
Aromatics: Serious, seasoned oak plus vanilla, toast and spice.
Flavour: Seasoned oak with vanilla/musk/fudge.
Mouthfeel: Fine, mouth-filling tannin volume and length.
This oak adds ‘body’, the subtle char promotes darker fruit characters.
The ‘mini staves’ offer a different surface-to-volume ratio compared to Fan Packs, which provides the winemaker with another option for oak integration.
Suited to both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation as well as maturation applications.
- Single Mini Staves
- 5 x Mini Staves (SAVE 20% OFF Single Mini Stave Price)
- 5 Kg Tank Bag ‘food grade’ tank infusion bags
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.