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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 Macrowine 9 Macrowine 2010 9 Impact of microbiological and enological techniques on wine macromolecules 9 Protein stabilization of white wines by stabilizing filtration: pilot studies

Protein stabilization of white wines by stabilizing filtration: pilot studies


Protein stabilization is an important part of the winemaking process of white wines, and in this work we present the results of protein stabilization of different monovarietal wines (Xarel.lo, Chardonnay, and Muscat) by a continuous stabilizing filtration process using a column packed with zirconium oxide operating in a continuous regime in a closed loop at pilot scale. The treatments in these conditions allow stabilizing the wines and reducing their protein content. No relation was found between the time necessary to stabilize the wine and the total protein content. The protein profile of the wine along the treatment shows four different fractions of macromolecules, of 15 kDa, 25 kDa, around 67 kDa and >190 kDa, except the 67 kDa fraction not found in Chardonnay. A fraction of 25 kDa was found in all three wines and could be directly involved in protein stability because the stability point of wines matched the lowest value of this fraction.

Publication date: July 3, 2024

Issue: Macrowine 2010

Type: Article


Eugenio LIRA1, Fernando SALAZAR2 Enzo PANDOLFI1, IsabelACHAERANDIO3,Carme GÜELL1, Francisco LÖPEZ1

1Departament d’Enginyeria Química, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Av. Països Catalans 26, 43007, Tarragona, E. 

2Departamento de Agroindustria y Enología, Facultad de Ciencias Agronómicas, Universidad de Chile, Av. Santa Rosa 11315, Santiago, RCH.

3Departament d’Enginyeria Agroalimentària i Biotecnologia. ESAB. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnología. Campus Baix Llobregat UPC Edifici D4-ESAB 08860 Castelldefels, Barcelona, E.

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protein stabilization, zirconium, adsorption


IVES Conference Series | Macrowine | Macrowine 2010


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