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Anthocyanins Extraction on Grapes

Anthocyanins are chemical compounds present in the peel of grapes, whose color changes depending on the acidity of the surrounding environment. They are part of the polyphenol group. In addition to significantly influencing color (depending on the variety of grapes), they protect the grapes from sun radiation. Anthocyanins are scarcely soluble in must and water, but very soluble in the alcohol produced during fermentation. The color of the future wine depends therefore on the degree of maturation of the species of wine and the duration of the peel-juice maceration.

In addition, the concentration of polyphenols strongly influences the stability of a red wine during ageing. Therefore, in the case of a red wine, it is important to take into account the phenolic maturity of the grapes when choosing the harvest period.

Features and benefits of CDR WineLab®

The method considered to be the reference method for the determination of phenolic maturity (Glories method) is very time-consuming because it requires a long extraction and sample preparation phase. In addition, it is necessary that the analyses be carried out by an operator specialised in laboratory techniques.

The CDR WineLab® method for the determination of Anthocyanins in grapes and therefore of phenolic maturity optimizes the Glories method in order to make it even simpler, faster and more accurate.


Test Principle

The total Anthocyanins present in the wine in must and grapes, in a very acidic environment and through the action of a concentrated SO₂-based reagent, undergo a discoloration that is measured at 520 nm at end point. This discoloration is directly proportional to the concentration in the sample expressed in mg/L.

Calibration curve

The calibration curve of CDR WineLab®, obtained using reference methods (Glories method), confirms the excellent linearity of the system over the whole testing range.


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CDR WineLab®

  • 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)