Wine is an extremely complex environment. Its understanding requires a diversified range of scientific competences and analytical capabilities. The research partnerships engaged by Vinventions over the years provided an outstanding level of complementary expertise in different fields of wine science, including wine phenolics, oxidation chemistry, wine aroma chemistry, wine metabolomics, applied enology and sensory science. wold

Oxygen Management

Through its extensive research program, Vinventions has developed a better understanding of the importance of oxygen and its role in modulating color, aroma and mouthfeel.

Oxygen can play a pivotal role in shaping wine’s sensory profile and also has the potential to make or break a wine. Proper oxygen management strategies are essential in helping winemakers deliver the best possible wine, and therefore require certain tools to measure and control oxygen.

As a result, Vinventions introduced its NomaSense™ oxygen analyzers, for the first time, allowing accurate measurement of the total amount of oxygen present in a bottle or picked up during any step of the winemaking process. The full NomaSense analyzer line, along with our enology tools and services, is now a part of the Wine Quality Solutions brand of Vinventions. Vinventions has also created a series of closures, the Nomacorc Green Line, which are precise, highly-technical winemaking tools that have oxygen ingress characteristics tailored to the needs of different wine styles. As such, selecting a closure with the adequate oxygen exposure in the bottle decreases the risk of reduction or premature oxidation, allowing optimal expression of the wine’s characteristics.

Why does managing oxygen in wine matter?

From aroma and flavor development to wine faults to bottle-to-bottle consistency, oxygen plays a critical role in winemaking and post-bottle development. This video showcases the importance of controlling oxygen exposure via the closure and during the bottling process.