Barrel Innerstave contains 18.16 sq. ft. of surface area.
Barrel length oak staves are held in place in a radial design lining the barrel with polyethylene rods.
The system is inserted by our cooperage team into the opened head of a neutral barrel.
Oak extraction replicates that of a new barrel.
The absence of staves at the bunghole and the bottom lees pool leaves racking and stirring uninhibited.
This system is cleanable with regular barrel cleaning procedures
Barrel Innerstave allows for renewing 100% of the oak flavors in depleted barrels and is designed to impart oak flavor at the same rate as new premium oak barrels.
The system can be used in all phases of winemaking and works within the framework of a comprehensive barrel program to augment total premium oak flavor profiles, while moderating the higher cost of purchasing all new barrels.
The system is intended for long term use, full extraction is generally reached after two years.
Addition Rates and Usage Instructions
1.687 sq m of oak is 100% new barrel impact of a 225l barrel.
Intended for long term use, full extraction after 24 months.