American Oak has aromatic sweetness and campfire/roasted coffee attributes present in Medium and Medium Plus toast levels with intensity increasing with the toast level. At Medium and Medium Plus toast levels, it imparts vanilla, graham cracker, coconut and clove characteristics. It contributes cooked fruit more than fresh or jammy, and imparts mouthfeel and fullness, especially in the Medium Plus toast level.
During fermentation Beans are a natural oak product for initiating the stabilization of color and for cross-linking tannins. Early use of Beans in red wine production helps build a wine’s structure, which improves mouthfeel and deepens red wine color.
The Oak Bean is a high quality fire-toasted solution with minimum 3-year seasoning designed to enhance your wine programs during fermentation, aging or touch-up before bottling.
Please refer to StaVin's oak dosage calculator for precise additions: StaVin Oak Dosage Calculator