Oak Cubes - French Medium Plus Toast - 4 oz - Treats 5-15 Gal Red Wine or 30-60 Gal White Wine

Oak Cubes - French Medium Plus Toast - 4 oz - Treats 5-15 Gal Red Wine or 30-60 Gal White Wine

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How to Decide on Oak Toast Level and Country of Origin:

  • Differences between Medium toast vs. dark toast?
    • Medium toast is a less intense toasting which keeps the oak closer to its natural flavor - woodier and more tannic.
    • Dark toast provides more flavor complexity due to higher levels of wood breakdown products such as vanillin, and contains less tannin.
  • American oak vs. French oak?
    • American oak typically has a lighter, fruitier character with flavors of coconut.
    • French oak has a somewhat richer, spicier character with notes of cinnamon or nutmeg.
How to Use

Red Wine Usage Rates

  • For 100% new barrel impact use ¾ oz per gallon of red wine.  In a 60 gallon barrel, use maximum 3 lbs of cubes.
  • For 1/3 new barrel impact use 1/4 oz per gallon of red wine.  In a 60 gallon barrel, 1 lb of cubes.

White Wine Usage Rates

  • Use 2-4 grams per gallon (most cubes weight around 1 gram).  In a 60 gallon barrel, use 4-8 oz of cubes.

Contact Time

  • Allow a minimum of 1 month for extraction.  Full extraction is accomplished in 6 months.


There are several points in the winemaking process where you may want to supplement the tannins in your grapes with professional grade tannin products and oak for enhancement of your wine. This discussion explains those products and their usage in three functional groups:

Sacrificial Fermentation Tannins, Cellaring Tannins, and Finishing Tannins.

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