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Barrel Innerstave contains 18 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 can be used in all phases of winemaking and is designed to impart oak flavor at the same rate as new premium oak barrels. The system 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.

A technician installs new barrel inserts into a used barrel in this video. PLAY VIDEO