Expertise documents

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  

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

ESL 2019 : Biological tools in winemaking adapting to a changing environment

The proceedings from the 2019 Entretiens Scientifiques Lallemand held in Weisbaden Germany are now available. the 2019 international meeting focused on different strategies to overcome some of the issues related to climate change. From the vineyards with Lalvigne foliar sprays to managing acidity with non-Saccharomyces yeast, to nutrition and oxidation management. Special guests from the Geisenheim Institute , Prof Manfred Grossman and Prof J. Wendland presented the latest work from the Institute. The Entretiens had the privilege of hosting Prof Monika Christmann from Geisenheim University and the OIV 1st Vice-President as the key note speaker.   ESL 2019 eversion

ESL 2018: Micobiological strategies to optimize wine regionality and personality

Proceedings of the XXVIIIth Entretiens Scientifiques Lallemand held in Blenheim, New Zealand focused on Sauvignon blanc and Pinot noir wine production.  Topics presented included aroma profiles of Sauvignon blanc, yeast to help shape Sauvignon blanc styles and the challenges of Pinot noir wine.  Master of Wine student, Ms Sarah Benson (Manchester, UK) presented her study ‘Creating Marlborough Sauvignon blanc in different styles, and assessing UK consumer and journalist preferences for these wines’. ESL_Proceedings_2018