July 23, 2019
Nitrogen is critical in the process of wine-making during multiple steps of the operation, and mostly used to remove or keep oxygen out of the process.
Why is it important to control the dissolved oxygen in the wine-making process?
Dissolved oxygen is natrually present in the wine and is necessary during the vinification and part of the breeding process. However, it can cause premature oxidation and microbial developments in the wine. If too much oxygen present in the wine, it can cause unfavorable changes in color and the aromatic profile of the wine which is irreversible after conditioning. In the past, sulfur has been used to protect the wine but it can cause headaches, nausea, allergic reactions and digestive issues. Nitrogen has proved to be a much more safe and cost-efficient alternative to excess sulfur.
Pneumatech's line of on-site nitrogen generators are ideal for every step in the process including:
The purity of the nitrogen during wine-making can range from 99.5% to 99.9% depending on which stage you are at in the process. Pneumatech offers a full line of on-site nitrogen generators that offer various purities for all applications including wine-making. You can browse our full line HERE.