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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Withering of the ‘Moscato giallo’ grapes under covered space

Withering of the ‘Moscato giallo’ grapes under covered space


For the purpose of producing predicate wines in northern part of Croatia, grapes are traditionally left on the vine unpicked. However, grapes on the vine are exposed to unfavorable environmental conditions that affect rapid rotting and attacked by birds. To eliminate the mentioned risks, the grapes can be picked and placed in a protected space (loft, greenhouse, etc.) suitable for drying. This study presents the results of research on withering grapes of the ‘Moscato giallo’ variety in two tretment: sun drying (under covered terrace) and drying in the shade (loft). The following quality parameters were monitored: mass of grapes, sugar concentration, content of total acids, pH, content of organic acids. The total sugar content was determined refractometrically, the acid content was determined by neutralization with 0.1M NaOH and bromo-thymol as an indicator of pH change, the analysis of organic acids was carried out on an HPLC device. The research proved that in both treatment weight of the grapes and concentration of tartaric acid decreased during withering, while the concentration of sugar, malic acid, citric acid, and the content of total acids increased. Process of withering was shorter in sun drying treatment. Also, final concentration of sugar was higher in sun drying treatment. Final concentration of total acids, tartaric and malic acid was higher by drying in shade.


Publication date: June 14, 2024

Issue: Open GPB 2024

Type: Poster


Domagoj Stupić1*, Laura Banović1, Iva Šikuten1, Petra Štambuk1, Ivana Tomaz1, Darko Preiner1, Zvjezdana Marković1, Željko Andabaka1, Edi Maletić1, Jasminka Karoglan Kontić1

1 University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture, Svetošimunska cesta 25, Zagreb, Croatia

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withering, Moscato giallo, sun drying, shade drying, organic acids


IVES Conference Series | Open GPB | Open GPB 2024


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