Tank Fans and Staves from VINEA


Fire-toasted tank fans and staves from VINEA are the closest wine makers can get to reproducing the characteristics of a classic French wine barrel. Under the direction and ownership of Jean-Christophe Varron, VINEA began making fire-toasted oak alternatives in 1994. VINEA currently has over 1000 winery clients in Bordeaux and a worldwide presence.

Price: $95.00 Each
Fire or Ceramic toast
17 Staves/ Fan 91cm x 5.68cm x 1cm
equivalent to 150% of new barrel

SQ tank fans:
Price: $75.00 Each
Ceramic toast
17 Staves/ Fan 96cm x 4.93cm x 0.6cm
equivalent to 150% new barrel impact per unit per 60 gallons

Contact The Boswell Company for purchasing info.

All prices subject to change without notice.

Sensory Effects

Our fire-toasted segments are respectful of the fruit, creating a slow and progressive wood extraction similar to Barrels. Usage widens the aromatic profile of the wine to contribute notes of vanilla, spiciness, toasted and roasted characters according to wood quality. There is often an increasing feeling of sweetness and increased volume and structure of mouth feel. VINEA delivers length, roundness, and elegance.


Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications: Staves / Fire Toasting
Wood OriginFrench Oak, Center of France (Loches, Berce, Jupille, Chateauroux)
Grain SelectionFine grain
DryingNatural air drying for at least 36 months (wood yard in poitiers)
Toasting With brasero, cooper style. Open wood fire. Medium-strong Toasting (can be mixed with fresh/natural oak).
Contact timeAt least 6 months per batch of wine.
(Possibility of passing several wines over the same staves. )
12 Months of use.
Description Staves to use for aging.
The amount of staves and contact time are determined according to the wine's organoleptic characteristics and maturation goals.
Type of toasting Medium-strong toast (can be mixed with fresh/natural oak).