Alternatives Oak Products enable winemaking in tanks with various options. Bringing volume and structure and tannins to the wine, as well as different degrees of wood and aromas according to the product and its toast. Bossuet has made the most of its oak wood benefits to create a range of alternative oak products. The action is more or less fast according to the product used. Our range of alternatives has been tested with success in many "Châteaux de Bordeaux" and enables round and tasty young wines to be created.
Produced for winemaking in Tanks, Bossuet Staves are 100% made with French Oak Wood, the same as all products coming from the cooperage. They are toasted using a revolving heat dryer, toasting the wood inside and outside. Conceived for a use from 6 to 10 months according to your wines, they bring different flavours, wood impacts and sweetness.
Available Toasts: Light and Medium
Dimensions: 960 x 64 x 12mm
Packaging: Boxes of 20 units.
Produced with the same wood as our barrels, our fresh chips are aimed to be as small as possible, in order to maximize the exchange with the wine as quickly as possible. The wood used for their conception is naturally dried, from 24 to 36 months. This drying is long and natural, the concentration of water is strictly controlled in the laboratory before grinding. These chips bring volume and structure quickly, set the fruit and add tannins.
Shape: Small needles from 5 to 20mm.
Drying: Natural, from 24 to 36 months.
Packaging: Box of 20Kgs.
Produced with similar quality oak staves, our toasted chips are thought out differently. Their shape is a little larger to optimize toasted wood grinding and permit a better and more regular exchange in tank. Toasted the same way as our staves, these chips can be delivered in plastic bags or with infusion bag.
Shape: Small squares from 5 to 10mm
Available Toasts: Light, Medium and Medium Plus
Packaging: Box of 10Kgs.