• American Oak Fans & Staves

    American Mini Staves

    The A.P. John Mini Staves (oak planks) offer controllable oak-integration. Our Mini Staves are approximately 180mm long, 65mm wide and 8mm thick. American Oak Mini Staves are available across a range of oak and toast options.

Recommended Applications

  • The A.P. John ‘mini staves’ offer modified surface-to-volume ratio to provide the winemaker with optimum control for a moderately swift transfer of oak flavours and characteristics.
  • To be used in alcoholic and malolactic fermentations as well as maturation applications.
  • The ‘mini staves’ are packaged in 5kg ‘food grade’ tank infusion bags.
  • This product is a practical alternative to longer ‘tank planks’.

Dosage rate

Applications of between one-to-three square metres per 1000 litres of wine delivers the required integration sought by winemakers.

This product can be used at low rates for medium to long-term extraction times (six-to-12 months), as well as higher rates for short-term extraction times (one-to-three months).

*Please note: The dosage rates are recommendations only and individual trials, carried out according to grape varieties and desired outcomes, are highly recommended.

Toast options

A.P. John Mini Staves are available in the same oak and toast variants as our Fan Packs. Our American Oak range includes our Appalachian, Balance A and Missouri products. Please contact our experienced sales team for more information.

For more information about these products, contact the sales team via email.


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