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STRUCTURE FOR AROMATIC INTEGRATION & COMPLEXITY
ENHANCED CO-PIGMENTATION

OakPLUS Chips and Fines can be used during every stage of winemaking. Multi-stage additions are encouraged because 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, and give body and mouthfeel. 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.

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

OAKPLUS CHIPS & FINES WINEMAKER
Available Oak Origins French Oak (Quercus Sessilis), Center of France
American Oak (Quercus Alba), Midwest of USA
Grain Selection Barrel quality, premium tightly grained
Aging Toasting Methods Naturally seasoned at our facility in the Carneros region of Sonoma, CA: flagship oak 24 months – proprietary toasting
Available Toast Levels *Untoasted, *Light, Medium, Medium Plus, *Plus Plus
*Toast available in French oak only
Use During fermentation, elevage & pre-bottle enhancement
Addition Rate Suggested ratio will range from 4 to 20 lbs per 1,000 gallons to achieve 33% new oak impact. Dependent on stage & varietal.
Contact Time Standard Chips full extraction after 12 weeks
Fine Chips full extraction after 8 weeks
Size Standard Chips the size of broken matchsticks
Fine Chips the size of pencil shavings
Packaging 22 lb/10 kg plastic bags or 22 lb/10kg food grade nylon mesh bag with drawstring (mesh bag available for Standard Chips only)
OAK FLAVOR PROFILE & PRODUCT SHEET DOWNLOAD

MINIMIZE UNDESIRABLE
VEGETAL CHARACTERS

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