Oenology research

Mixed culture fermentations and Shiraz flavour

Mixed culture fermentations and Shiraz flavour

This study follows similar studies done by us on Chenin blanc, Chardonnay and Pinotage. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of seven different non-Saccharomyces yeast strains in combination with Saccharomyces cerevisiae and three malolactic fermentation...
Rapid and cost-effective quantification of YAN concentration and composition – vintage and cultivar effect

Rapid and cost-effective quantification of YAN concentration and composition – vintage and cultivar effect

Due to the complexity of the grape juice matrix and the increasing consumer demand for quality wines, monitoring the grape juice composition becomes essential. Yeast assimilable nitrogen (YAN), a critical component of the grape juice matrix, is, however, often...