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Our Staves for the Vinification and maturation of your wine

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The Staves for the wine of Oenochêne

Also called staves, the staves are made from staves, pieces of oak wood with a longitudinal format, originally manufactured to be assembled side by side and form the walls of wine-making barrels. 

The staves are used for a qualitative maturation of wines at a reasonable cost. In fact, as a complement or replacement of barrel aging, the stave allows to refine the wines, without bringing woody aroma, to make them go up in range.

Our different formats of oak staves

Format (L x W x Thickness): staves available from 7 to 12mm in bags of 25 or 50 staves

Contact surface: 4 to 6 months of contact

Available heaters - Length / Width in mm - Thickness in mm - Contact surface (m2/Stave) - Average weight (g/stave)

Staves 7mm Staves 12mm Staves Q1 27mm
Delicacy, Sweety, Harmony, Complexity Delicacy, Sweety, Harmony, Complexity & Intensity Tradition or Sweetness blend
910 910 950
50 50 50
7 12 27
0,10 0,11 0,15
180 320 790

The size of the staves, what does it change?

Your choice of oak depends on the time you have before marketing your wine, your budget and the quality of the oak you want. The smaller the contact surface, the slower the wood diffuses its compounds to the wine, the more the wood is melted.

Piece of wood - Dose equivalence to obtain the same woody solution - Contact surface - Recommended contact time - Price

Stave 7mm Stave 12mm Stave 27mm
3 Staves/hL 2 Staves/hL 1 Stave/hL
0,30m2 0,22m2 0,15m2
4 months 6 months 8 months
€€ €€€

Our range of toasters available for oak microstaves

Our staves are available for the following heaters: 

For an optimal breeding, we recommend a dosage between 1 and 5 staves / hectoliter.

Need to know more about the quality / price ratio of staves?

Our expert oenologists answer your questions.