French Oak Mini Staves | Structure FB


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Size: 1 Mini Stave

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 ‘Structure FB’


  • Fire


  • Complexity of brown spice, dark toast and vanilla.


  • Toasty brown spice, vanilla malt, caramel. Oak & whisky lactone.


  • Tannins are structural and bold which add line and length to the palate.  Rich oak that provides structure and complexity.

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.

Our French Oak Mini Staves are available in two toast options, providing different flavour profiles.

Structure F delivers line and length. Structure FB provides lifted, barrel-like toast with structural line and length.

Growing Region:
This Quercus Petraea Oak is selected from the Allier and other central French forests.
Average rainfall: 950mm pa

Oak is seasoned at mill for two winters receiving an annual precipitation of 950mm pa prior to shipment to the cooperage in the Barossa. The oak then spends another two-to-six months in our seasoning yard for further conditioning, which further enhances the unique properties, and to stabilise the moisture content.