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

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.  

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

ESL 2011: Sensory of hot-climate red varietals and Rosé wine fermentation management

Proceedings of the XXIInd Entretiens Scientifiques Lallemand held in Dubrovnik, Croatia focused on cool-climate varietals and to understand how wine fermentation impacts their sensory properties.  Topics presented included Margaret River cool-climate Chardonnay, yeast and its role terroir expression in Germany and France, and how MLF impacts cool-climate varietals.  Rosé winemaking covered topics including yeast and bacteria, nutrition strategies, managing colour and sensory profiles. Cahier Dubrovnik 2011Complet spb