French Oak Barrel Inserts


XTRACHÊNE Barrel Insert Units provide a slow extraction for a complex oak renewal.
Use in a neutral barrel to achieve up to 80% new oak.
Our design allows for easy lees stirring and cleaning of barrels.
Barrel inserts can be used for two fills.
Installation is required.

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Dosage: 1 Barrel Insert Unit (2 board sets), per barrel.
Recommended contact time: Minimum of 6 months (We also recommend tasting regularly).
Useful life: 12 months.
Convection toasting: Light, Medium, Medium Plus, French Clair Blend, French Naturelle Light Blend, French Naturelle Medium Blend, French Naturelle Medium Plus Blend and French Roti Blend.
Surface Area and Displacement: 14 sq. ft. (1.30 m2) displaces 1.4 gal. (5.3 L) (2 sets of 7 boards).
Surface area and displacement: 18 sq. ft. (1.67 m2) displaces 1.80 gal (6.8 L) (2 sets of 9 boards).
Seasoning: French Oak: Minimum of 24 months.
Quality Control:
HACCP Management: XTRACHÊNE facilities apply HACCP processes.
Testing is done for Haloanisole and Halophenol compounds and Lindane.
Traceability: Traceability is guaranteed for each product which is labeled with a unique lot number.

PEFC Certified (Sustainable Forest Management)
Packaging: Food grade plastic bag, shipped in a cardboard box.
Please see below for installation pricing.
Installation services available in California.
Installation performed by expert Coopers at your winery.
Travel fee included in installation cost.

Napa, Sonoma Valley, Carneros
5 barrel minimum at $16 per barrel.

Dry Creek, Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, North Bay Area:
20 barrel minimum at $16 per barrel.

Lake & Mendocino Counties
30 barrel minimum at $16 per barrel.

20 barrel minimum at $17 per barrel.

Monterey, Santa Cruz, Gonzales, Soledad, Salinas, Sierra Foothills
80 barrel minimum at $17 per barrel. 

Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria:
100 barrel minimum at $17 per barrel. 

Santa Barbara, Solvang, Los Olivos
100 barrel minimum at $17 per barrel.


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