Determination of the Catechins in Wine
Catechins are colorless phenolic compounds belonging to the group of flavan-3-oils or flavanols, which are present in numerous woody plants including the grapes. In particular the catechins are present in the skin of the grapes. These compounds are responsible of the taste and other properties, including color.
The color of white wines, in fact, depends on the oxidation state of the phenolic compounds contained.
The test is based on the reading of the absorbance at 280nm, that is related to the absorbance of the catechins contained in the sample, diluted in a proper buffer.
The calibration curve of the CDR WineLab® instrument, carried out comparing to the reference method, confirmed an excellent linearity of the system over the entire measurement range.
Reagent test Kits
The Analyzer for process and quality control in winemaking
- 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)