If you are thinking about Pét-nat production you should refer to these parameters in the initial raw material. It is recommended to use a low alcohol (≤12% alcohol v/v), low pH (<3.50) wine if the bottle conditioning technique would be implemented. Enough residual sugar should be present (8-15 g/L) to generate 3-4 bar of pressure, maximum, and bottled with a yeast addition. Bottles have to be able to retain pressure and should be sealed with a crown cap. Since the pét-nats can create a fair amount of pressure in the bottle, winemakers should proceed with caution.
The pH should be lower than <3,50 and this pH will offer microbial protection to the wine through the production. Cellar hygiene, or proper sanitation techniques, will be essential for quality control purposes through production.
In the production process of pét-nats, some attention should be given to clarification of the juice, pre-fermentation. It is recommended that juice is clarified to 30 – 80 NTUs with use of centrifugation, flotation or assistance with settling enzymes and/or fining agents. In the juice-settling phase, a sulfur addition may help clarify the juice and minimize spoilage yeast and bacteria that could harm the quality of the wine.
Fermentation should proceed at 14-16°C. When the amount of alcohol will be at about +/- 3% v/v from the target alcohol, wine have to be chilled down to 8°C to hinder the fermentation. After cooling, wine needs to be racked to remove most of the lees. It can be removed by centrifugation or filtration. Furhermore, after this procees, wine has to be restart with a fresh culture and hydration nutrient.
Then, the base wine is re-inoculated in the bottle and the fermentation will proceed in the bottles. The temperature needs to be control, optimally set at 13-15°C. For retention of residual sugar, chill the room to 0-2°C to arrest fermentation in the bottle.
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for Measurement of Sugar in Wine
- Sample size as small as 2 metric drops (100 μl)
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- Fast 1.5 second response time for temperature compensated readings
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Sugars in Wine
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