OakPLUS fines can be used during every stage of winemaking. Multi-stage additions are encouraged as additions at each stage of the wine processing will create different premium oak flavor profiles. During fermentation OakPLUS will minimize undesirable vegetal characters, provide co-pigmentation to bind color, give body and mouth feel more than pure oak flavor. OakPLUS added during aging offers tannin, body and true premium barrel flavors. A small amount added just prior to bottling will lift the flavor to refresh the finished oak character and leave a lingering toasty quality.

The suggested addition rate is dependent on the wine at harvest, clarity or pre-bottling. The ratio of OakPLUS chips to wine will range from 2 to 22 pounds per 1000 gallons.