Effect of commercial mannoproteins on wine colour and tannins stability.
Rodrigues, A.; Ricardo da Silva, J. M.; Lucas, C.; Laureano, O.; 2012, Food Chemistry 131 (3) 907–914
Commercial oenological products containing mannoproteins have the purpose of preventing tartrate salts precipitation or achieving wines with a better mouth-feeling. The evaluation of the influence of three commercial mannoproteins on colour and tannin stability of three different red wines (two from Touriga Nacional and one from Alfrocheiro and Aragones varieties) was studied.
The evolution of colour through time was similar for all modalities, resulting in an increase of polymeric pigments and colour hue and a decrease of other parameters, suggesting that there was no influence of commercial mannoproteins on colour stability.
The tannin profile evolution showed a possible stabilizing effect of one of the commercial products for tannins with an mDP between 8 and 14.
It is possible that the commercial mannoproteins used in this work have some influence on the tannin aggregation evolution, contributing to the delay of tannin polymerisation in red wines.
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Published on 09/26/2012