DESIGNED TO WINEMAKERS’ WINE TO WOOD RATIO PREFERENCE
FRAMING ENHANCES COLOR & MOUTHFEEL
Tank Innerstave in any wine tank allows wineries to obtain premium oak barrel character in larger wine vessels. It is designed for use in all phases of winemaking in 5,000 to 100,000 gallon tanks. Tank Innerstave is custom-made, with a radial design stainless steel support structure for every size of wine tank. Our in house cooperage team installs the system.
The design allows all oak and stainless steel surfaces to be exposed to washing devices, enhancing clean ability. Stainless steel, jacketed tanks allow for finite temperature control and increased use of micro oxygenation to allow the tanks to perform more like wine barrels.
The system is designed to impart oak flavor at the same rate as new premium oak barrels. Wood to wine ratios can be constructed to produce results at any preferred ratio, giving infinite control over the intensity of the flavor extracted. Many tanks can receive enough oak to have the same ratio as a 225L barrel. The possibilities are endless with Tank Innerstave.
Tank Innerstave Systems are designed using staves in lengths of 80”, 100” or 118” with width of 5 1/2” and thickness of 1/2”.
|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||*Light, Medium, Medium Plus, *Plus Plus
*Toast available in French oak only
|Use||During fermentation and elevage|
|Addition Rate||Designed to winemaker’s wine to wood ratio preference|
|Contact Time||Intended for long term use
Full extraction after 24 months
|Size||80”, 100”, 118” staves available for tanks designs
6,000 to 250,000 gallons