• French Oak Fans & Staves

    Structure F and FB

    Our Structure French Fans are available in two toast options, providing different flavour profiles.

    Structure F delivers line and length. Structure FB provides lifted, barrel-like toast with structural line and length.


The ‘fan’ pack can be used during alcoholic and malolactic fermentations as well as for maturation applications. The A.P. John ‘fans’ offer a surface-to-volume ratio that provides the winemaker with optimum control over the regulation of the transference of oak flavours and characteristics.

Our packs have been designed for easy installation across small, medium and large tanks (from 1000L upward). Experience with A.P. John ‘fans’ indicates applications of between one and three square metres per 1000 litres of wine delivers the integration sought by most winemakers.

Please contact our experienced sales team for more information about oak types and application rates to suit your specific requirements.


Fruit Support. Mid Palate Build. Structural Length.
This plank type lifts the primary fruit characters and supports these with spice and subtle vanilla. Tannins are firm, weighty and opulent throughout the palate – ideal for filling the mid palate. Well-suited to wines that require mid-palate support as well as structural length such as Cabernet and Sangiovese.


Complex Aromatics. Structural Tannin. Line and Length.
The plank product provides complex aromatics of cedar, spice with lifted ‘barrel-like’ toast aromatics. Tannins are structural and bold which add line and length to the palate. Well-suited to wines that are rich and require structure and complexity, such full-bodied Shiraz.

Growing Region

This Quercus Petraea Oak is selected from the Allier and other central French forests.

Average rainfall:               950mm pa


Oak is seasoned at mill for two winters receiving an annual precipitation of 950mm pa prior to shipment to our cooperage in the Barossa. The oak then spends another two-to-six months in our seasoning yard for further conditioning, which further enhances the unique properties, and to stabilise the moisture content.

Technical Specifications

Complete with stainless steel wire and carabiner (snap hook) for securing to existing rings, lugs or the tank lid. A.P. John packages ‘fans’ to ensure freshness and to keep packaging materials to a minimum, however we can pack to suit your individual requirements. No assembly is required.


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