Expertise documents

ALCOHOLIC AND MALOLACTIC FERMENTATIONS: WHAT IMPACT ON FRESHNESS?

In the context of climate change, increased pH and alcohol content can result in heavier wines, while some consumers are moving towards a lighter, fresher style of wine. Beyond the notion of acidity, the sensory aspect must also be taken into account (fresh fruit aromas, vegetal notes, etc.). From veraison to bottling, each step can have an impact on the different layers of a wine’s freshness. This article aims to present recent results and tools related to fermentation management and the search for freshness in winemaking. Freshness ENG F

USING THE WINE YEAST SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE FOR ACIDITY MANAGEMENT IN WINE

IONYSWF™

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. Acidity Management

Inoculating with yeast to acidify

A non-Saccharomyces yeast, Laktia,  can naturally acidify white and red musts by converting a small amount of sugar into lactic acid at the start of alcoholic fermentation. This is a new way to acidify wine. The article is published with the permission of La Vigne TAP-ANG Levure