Savour Oak’s long-cycle convection oven-toasted oak is an addition to StaVin’s traditional fire-toasted products. Naturally seasoned for 3 years like the rest of the StaVin line, Savour Oak brings high vanilla and sugar notes to your wines.
French oak provides a fruity, cinnamon/allspice character, along with custard, milk chocolate, and campfire/roasted coffee notes. The campfire/roasted coffee notes are more noticeable with higher toast levels. As the toast levels increase, the fruity notes for the wine changes from fresh to jammy to cooked fruit/raisin in character.
Cubes (also known as Oak Beans) offer the home winemaker control and flexibility during red and white fermentations and aging.
Best results will be achieved by fermenting with the Cubes and leaving them in the wine for the duration (until filtering and bottling).
Using Oak Cubes aids in the stabilization of color and helps cross-link tannins, which builds structure in wine.