- Essential phenolics
Steven Price of ETS laboratories explored the chemistry of wine and grape structures to create the tests used in the lab. Below are a few of the compounds that make up that unique red wine feeling.
Tannin: Comes from seeds and skins, holds a stable red color and provides that astringent mouth feeling.
Catechin: Comes from seeds only, helps sort out where tannins came from .
Polymeric anthocyanins: Creates redness in tannins, marks mature grape skin.
Quercetin glycosides: One of several markers (including tannins) to test how much sun grapes get.
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 9:51 am, Wed Jul 18, 2012.
What happens when winemakers combine science with nature's given course? That's what 40 wine experts aimed to find out Tuesday at a Juice and Wine Phenolics seminar presented by Steven Price of ETS Laboratories.
Five red wines were poured and waiting at each seat as winemakers, grapegrowers and industry consultants took their places in the Estate Crush Tasting Room.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:00 am.
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