Jet Technologies is bringing out a new real-time oxygen management solution for winemakers, which promises non-destructive and accurate measurement right up through bottling to ensure wine quality.
The portable NomaSense O2 analyser from wine closure solutions provider Vinventions lets winemakers measure oxygen levels at every stage of the process, including bottling. It can also measure oxygen dissolved in wine and in gas phases, according to Daniel Malki, general manager of Jet Technologies.
“Oxygen and gas have a big role to play in creating the sensory profile of wine, including the aromas, structure and colour, and can be the difference between a good and a bad wine.
“It is vital that Australian winemakers have strategies and the right tools in place to manage oxygen and gas, so they are best-placed to deliver their customers the highest quality wine possible,” he said.
Malki added that many Australian winemakers, particularly those who export their products, have to face the challenge of making them last longer on the shelf.
“Many wines can be opened two or more years after bottling, therefore, for quality control purposes, winemakers need to stay on top of measuring and managing the evolution of their wines in terms of oxygen and gas levels,” he said.
Based on luminescence combined with remote sensor technology, the NomaSense O2 allows measurement of both dissolved and headspace oxygen, plus accurate total package oxygen values, according to Jet Technologies.