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Managing oxidative risk with biological tools Post-fermentation with Pure-Lees™ Longevity

We have seen in Part I of Managing oxidative risk how to fight oxidation in must with specific inactivated yeast, such as Glutastar™. Even though the impact of Glutastar™ is evident all the way to the bottle, there are sensitive stages post fermentation, where oxygen contamination needs to be controlled via O2 scavenging in order to avoid wine oxidations. In the post-fermentation stages, the oxygen ingress can vary depending on the type of operation done with the wine. There are numerous time points when wine is potentially exposed to oxygen along the way to the bottling step, and beyond. Pure-Lees™ Longevity is a specific yeast derivatives with high potential to scavenge oxygen is a great biological tools to reduce the use of SO2 during critical points post-fermentation. WUP - Oxidation - Pure-Lees ENG

Managing oxidative risk with biological tools – Glutastar™ in Pre-fermentation

Throughout winemaking, several steps are known as strategic key points where oxidation mechanisms can occur: transport of grapes, at pressing, stabulation, racking, at the beginning of AF, during cold stabilization, storage and transport. This Winemaking Update will focus on biological tools available to winemakers to control oxidation prior to the onset of alcoholic fermentation, more specifically on how the specific yeast derivative, Glutastar™ can support the process of managing oxidation in white and rosé wines in a strategy to reduce chemical intrant such as SO2. WUP - Oxidation - Glutastar ENG  

The oxygen consumption rate of an inactive dry yeast (IDY) selected to protect wine from oxidation

The oxygen consumption rate of a specific inactivated yeast (Pure-Lees™ Longevity, Lallemand) specially selected to protect wine from oxidation thanks to its high capacity for oxygen consumption was calculated using a non-destructive luminescence-based technique in a model solution, to which different concentrations of inactive dry yeast, sulphur dioxide or ascorbic acid were added. Results indicate that the specific inactivated yeast consumes oxygen at a similar rate to sulphur dioxide at the usual concentrations of use for both antioxidants. PLL Pons Final  

Using the wine yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae for acidity management in wine

Adaptive evolution and crossing are powerful non-GMO approaches for selecting yeast strains with properties of interest, making it possible to go beyond classic phenotypes. In the case of IONYS™, these strategies made it possible to obtain a new yeast with a lower yield in terms of the conversion of sugars to ethanol and with overproduction of organic acids thanks to a redirection of carbon flows towards glycerol and the tricarboxylic acid cycle. IONYS ENG  

Custom nutrition for specific wine yeasts in Sauvignon blanc

In an increasingly competitive market, optimizing the quality of wines, especially the sensory properties, is a major challenge for winemakers. Wine aroma is one of the principal attributes determining wine consumers’ preferences. The importance of nutrients such as nitrogen or lipids in alcoholic fermentation is well known in the wine industry. Indeed, to assure a complete fermentation with a regular kinetic, winemakers have to ensure that musts have adequate nutritional, physical, and chemical conditions for optimum yeast development. More recently, lipid content, temperature, as well as nitrogen and other micronutrients have been shown to have a great impact on a large number of flavour compounds biosynthesized by wine yeast during alcoholic fermentation. The interactions between nitrogen and other key nutrients such as lipids and vitamins and their influences on yeast viability and yeast fermentative capacities will be explain in the first part of this article. The second part will aim at demonstrating the importance of nutrients and micronutrients in yeast aroma metabolism as well as yeast’s ability to synthesize aromas and especially to reveal varietal aromas in Sauvignon Blanc winemaking. Stimula Sauvignon Blanc