re-imagining oak infusion

Delivering solutions for winemaking success and unparalleled customer experiences

Our Products

Thermic Oak Infusion Products
Fire Oak Infusion Products
Convection Oak Infusion Products
Tannins Oak Infusion Products

The Oak Lab™ Thermic range of products undergoes a unique, breakthrough heating process, resulting in a level of accuracy and consistency different than traditional oak infusion products that are toasted, baked, or electrically radiated.

The Process

A combustion-free process that:

  • Produces zero smoke
  • Tightens the wood for slower, more even extraction
  • Penetrates and decomposes tylosis
  • Creates a “moisture resistant” wood, which makes for a controlled, elegant integration and a balanced and structured result
  • Produces complex, consistent flavor compounds without increasing smoke compounds in the wine
  • Allows for temperature control with unparalleled accuracy. Consistency is a defining character of the Thermic™ line.

Because the Thermic™ process is combustion-free, we’re able to create a wide spectrum of consistently accurate flavor profiles with extremely high doses of oak flavor compounds, all free of smoke taint. A touchstone of the entire Thermic™ line is its impact on the weight, length, and complexity of a wine. The selection of colors offer a nuanced range of flavor and mouthfeel tools. Trials are recommended to discover the best number, or blend of numbers, for your particular wine and goals.

Toast Profiles

Our process is so accurate that we name our product line using only a number to identify each profile color.

01
02
03
04
05

Essence

Clean, bright, sweet

Mouthfeel

Fresh and light, addition of length

Essence

Nutty, toasty, toffee

Mouthfeel

Rounding, boost of mid-palate

Essence

Vanilla, dark fruits, complexity

Mouthfeel

Texture, weighty, unctuous

Essence

Warm, rich, spice

Mouthfeel

Full, viscous, rich

Essence

Espresso, smoked meat, complexity

Mouthfeel

Balanced, rich, round

Products

Rods—single

Single rods are added to tanks during the aging process. Rods can be used in loose form or stacked in a matrix formation at the base of the tank.

Size:
36” X 1” X 7/8”
Surface area:
1 sq. ft.
Dosage rate:
60 -160 per 1000 gallons
Contact time:
1 - 18 months
Wood variety:
Quercus alba

Fan Pack

Fan packs are added to tanks during the fermentation and aging process. Fan packs are bound by food grade nylon zip ties to allow for easy installation and removal.

Size:
20 rods - 36” X 1” X 7/8” ea.
Surface area:
20 sq. ft.
Dosage rate:
3-8 packs per 1000 gallons
Contact time:
1 - 18 months
Wood variety:
Quercus alba

Cubes Bag

Cube bags are added to tanks during the flashing, fermentation and aging process. Cubes or segments are added to tanks in sewn, food grade polyethylene infusion bags.

Size:
20 lb. bag - cube dim: 1” X 1” X 7/8” ea.
Surface area:
34 sq. ft.
Dosage rate:
2-8 bags per 1000 gallons
Contact time:
1 - 9 months
Wood variety:
Quercus alba

Bung Sleeve

Bung sleeves are added during the fermentation and aging process. Bung sleeves are added to barrels directly through the bung hole. Each sleeve is made of 20 sections of oak in food grade polyethylene netting and fastened to the barrel bung with a #304 stainless steel eyelet.

Size:
20 sections - 9” X 1” X 7/8” ea.
Surface area:
5 sq. ft.
Dosage rate:
1 per 60 gallons
Contact time:
1 - 12 months
Wood variety:
Quercus alba

Using natural oak fire, The Oak Lab™ Fire range of artisanal products employs skilled artisan methods to slowly fire toast all oak by hand, closely imitating the impact of a traditional barrel.

  • Naturally seasoned for several years
  • Perceived to replicate toasted French Oak barrels
  • Full heat penetration for all toast levels
  • Complex layers of flavor

Toast Profiles

Medium
Medium +

Aromas

Coconut, Vanilla, Medium Oak Character

Mouthfeel

Adds Strong Round Tannins, Important Structure, and Volume

Aromas

Vanilla, Spice, Smoke, Strong Oak Character, Light Butterscotch, Torrefaction

Mouthfeel

Increased Volume and Length, Smooth Tannins, Balance

Products

Staves—single

Single staves are added to tanks during the aging process. Rods can be used in loose form or stacked in a matrix formation at the base of the tank.

Size:
1.5 - 2.5" x 3/8" x 36"
Surface area:
1 sq. ft.
Contact time:
1 - 18 months
Wood variety:
Quercus petraea

Fan Pack

Fan packs are added to tanks during the fermentation and aging process. Fan packs are bound by food grade nylon zip ties to allow for easy installation and removal.

Size:
20 - 36"x 1" x 3/8”
Surface area:
20 sq. ft.
Dosage rate:
3-8 per 1000
Contact time:
18 months
Wood variety:
Quercus petraea

Segment Bag

Segment bags are added to tanks during the flashing, fermentation and aging process. Cubes or segments are added to tanks in sewn, food grade polyethylene infusion bags.

Size:
2" x 2" x 3/8”
Surface area:
2-8 per 1000
Contact time:
1 - 9 months
Wood variety:
Quercus petraea

Bung Sleeve

Bung sleeves are added during the fermentation and aging process. Bung sleeves are added to barrels directly through the bung hole. Each sleeve is made of 20 sections of oak in food grade polyethylene netting and fastened to the barrel bung with a #304 stainless steel eyelet.

Size:
40 - 9" x 1" x 3/8”
Surface area:
5.5 sq. ft.
Dosage rate:
1 per 60 gallons
Contact time:
1-12 per gallon
Wood variety:
Quercus petraea

The Oak Lab™ Convection line uses long-cycle convection oven toasting, yielding a uniformed toast throughout the oak, resulting in a multitude of aromas and increased mouthfeel.

  • Complex, full-bodied mouthfeel
  • Auto-controlled temperatures
  • Consistent results
  • Wide range of profiles
  • Slow-toasting ensures best oak compound extractions

Toast Profiles

MR29

DR11

Aromas

Coconut, Vanilla, Medium Oak Character

Mouthfeel

Adds Soft Tannins, Increases Volume

Aromas

Vanilla, Spice, Medium Oak Character, Butterscotch, Smoke

Mouthfeel

Increased Volume and Balance

Products

Staves—single

Single staves are added to tanks during the aging process. Rods can be used in loose form or stacked in a matrix formation at the base of the tank.

Size:
1.5 - 2.5" x 3/8" x 36"
Surface area:
1 sq. ft.
Contact time:
1 - 18 months
Wood variety:
Quercus petraea

Fan Pack

Fan packs are added to tanks during the fermentation and aging process. Fan packs are bound by food grade nylon zip ties to allow for easy installation and removal.

Size:
20 - 36"x 1" x 3/8”
Surface area:
20 sq. ft.
Dosage rate:
3-8 per 1000
Contact time:
18 months
Wood variety:
Quercus petraea

Segment Bag

Segment bags are added to tanks during the flashing, fermentation and aging process. Cubes or segments are added to tanks in sewn, food grade polyethylene infusion bags.

Size:
2" x 2" x 3/8”
Surface area:
2-8 per 1000
Contact time:
1 - 9 months
Wood variety:
Quercus petraea

Bung Sleeve

Bung sleeves are added during the fermentation and aging process. Bung sleeves are added to barrels directly through the bung hole. Each sleeve is made of 20 sections of oak in food grade polyethylene netting and fastened to the barrel bung with a #304 stainless steel eyelet.

Size:
40 - 9" x 1" x 3/8”
Surface area:
5.5 sq. ft.
Dosage rate:
1 per 60 gallons
Contact time:
1-12 per gallon
Wood variety:
Quercus petraea

The Oak Lab™ Cellaring and Finishing Tannins, featuring ScottTan, are helpful tools when fine-tuning a wine. Some winemakers are looking for more mid-palate structure and aging potential while others are looking for an influence from oak. Tannins provide a rapid and repeatable way to achieve your targets for changing the tannic profile of wine.

Formats

Powdered Tannins

Tannin Riche

Tannin Riche Extra

Tannin Estate

Products

Tannin Riche

Scott’Tan Tannin Riche is a cellaring and finishing tannin notable for enhancing complexity. Derived from 100% toasted French oak, Tannin Riche imparts hints of coconut and vanilla together with a perception of sweetness. It can contribute the final touch to your wine.

Product Format:
Powder
Tannin Source:
Oak Hardwood
Dosage rate:
0.25-1.25 lb per 1000

Tannin Riche Extra

Scott’Tan Tannin Riche Extra was specifically developed from 100% American oak. This proprietary tannin contributes nuances similar to Tannin Riche but with heightened perception of vanillin oak character. It works well in conjunction with low doses of other tannins. Tannin Riche Extra can help smooth a wine’s finish.

Product Format:
Powder
Tannin Source:
Oak Hardwood
Dosage rate:
0.42-1.6 lb per 1000

Tannin Estate

Scott’Tan Tannin Estate can help compensate for lack of tannins in finished wine without the “dryness” associated with barrels. It enhances mid-palate and complexity while providing a measure of anti-oxidant protection. Fruit characters can be enhanced. Tannin Estate is especially recommended when using older, tannin depleted barrels.

Product Format:
Powder
Tannin Source:
Oak Hardwood
Dosage rate:
0.42-2.5 lb per 1000

About Us

The Oak Lab™ was founded with the vision of bringing a new perspective to the oak infusion market by developing and embracing new technologies, and re-imagining the process of product trials, selection, and application.

Our mission is to deliver solutions for winemaking success and unparalleled customer experiences, all with an eye toward wine quality.

Our line of premium quality oak infusion products is paired with a revolutionary process for bench trials and the ability to create unique, customized blends based on your wines. The Oak Lab integrates deep oak know-how with more than a century’s worth of North American winemaking expertise to provide products that are harmonized with the entire winemaking process.

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