Whether applying to stainless steel tanks or polyethylene tanks, tank-size Oak Spirals are the most economical way to add new premium oak to large volumes of wine. Popular with wineries that produce 50,000 cases of wine and more per year, and for wineries that want to quickly add oak to Bulk Wine, extraction is fast--within weeks--and results are extremely well-integrated. Leave the oak in for an extended period for even smoother integration.
Tank packs contain five 48-inch long Oak Spirals in a single nylon mesh bag. The mesh is looped at one end to make handling and installation easy. The exact same spiral-cut design as the barrel-size is used for the tank-size packs. This is the optimal engineered design for maximum grain exposure in a space-saving package creating minimal material waste in the manufacturing process.
Each tank pack treats 1000 gallons of wine with 25%-30% new oak barrel aroma and flavor. Tank packs can either hang from existing internal tank hooks to avoid contact with lees or simply placed into the wine from above and allowed to submerge if bottom of wine is clear.
When selecting tank-size oak spirals for your wine, think about combining different toast levels in the same tank. This will add complexity, length and mid-palate sweetness.
Contact Len@thebarrelmill.com, (805) 712-4471 for pricing and to discuss the appropriate combinations for your specific wine and desired results. Depending on your new-oak dosage (from 25% to 100%), type of oak (American or French) and quantity of tank-packs purchased, your price per gallon can be as low as $0.10 for a 25% American oak dosage to $0.90 for a 100% French oak dosage.
Tank-size Oak Spirals are available immediately from stock.