French Oak Chips
Oak supplements are offered in many forms, depending on the intended use by the winemaker. These oak chips are available in French Oak with medium toasting. Oak chips offer the advantage of imparting oak flavor and essence to the wine
without the bother of a barrel. The size of the chips is approximately 1/4″ and can be used by either direct additon to the wine or by placing them in a mesh bag which is then suspended with a string in the carboy or tank. Usual dose is 1/3 to 1/2 oz per gallon, or to taste. It is recommended that bench trials be done on a small quantitiy of the wine before moving up to a large quantitiy to avoid possible over-oaking.