Oak Cubes (also known as Oak Beans) offer the home winemaker control and flexibility during red and white fermentations and aging. StaVin’s slow fire toasting creates the same traditional flavors found in the production of fire toasted barrels. Unlike Fermentation Chips, Cubes offer a slower, more complex extraction, matching barrel flavors.
Cubes can be added directly to carboys or small barrels, as well as employed by way of an Infusion Tube. 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.