French Oak Mini Staves - Balance F

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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’

Toast: Convection

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.

Recommended Applications

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.

Pack Sizes:

  • 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’.

Dosage rate:

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.