Determination of L-Lactic acid in Cider

By analyzing L-Malic acid and L-Lactic acid, it is possible to assess the correct progress of the malolactic fermentation. 

The CDR CiderLab analytical method for the determination of L-Lactic Acid in cider simplifies and speeds up the reference method even if it is based on the same principles.


Test Principle

Enzymatic reaction involved in the determination of lactic acid in cider and must

L-Lactic acid is oxidized in an alkaline environment through an enzymatic reaction and converted into pyruvate, which is turn produces NADH. The increase of absorbance, measured at 366 nm (end-point), is directly proportional to the concentration of L-Lactic acid in the sample.

Calibration curve

The CDR CiderLab calibration curve, obtained using reference methods, confirms the excellent linearity of the system over the entire measurement range.

CDR CiderLab calibration curve for the analysis of L-Lactic acid in cider, obtained using reference methods. R² = 0.9844

Reagent test Kits

Measuring range

AnalysesMeasuring rangeResolutionRepeatability

The Analyzers for process and quality control in cider production


CDR CiderLab

  • Complete analysis panel, supplied already configured
  • Up to 16 determinations simultaneously
  • Possibility of carrying out analyses of the same sample
  • Integrated printer
  • Full connections (LAN - USB - Bluetooth barcode/QR code reader)

CDR CiderLab Jr

  • Partial analysis panel, supplied configured with 3 analyses of your choice, implementable
  • Up to 3 determinations simultaneously
  • Wireless connection to external printer
  • USB connections