Determination of the Gluconic acid in must and wine

CDR WineLab® is the fast, simple and reliable wine analysis system to be used right in the winery with no need of qualified personnel in the field of chemical assays

Musts and wines from grapes affected by grey mould may contain varying concentrations of gluconic acid depending on the severity of the attack. In fact the enzymatic action of mould on grapes results in the generation of gluconic acid due to the oxidation of glucose.

This situation leads to deterioration of the health status of the must and possible difficulties in triggering of alcoholic fermentation.

The Analyzers CDR WineLab® for determining gluconic acid in Wine and Must

The system is supplied pre-calibrated and ready for use.
Results are expressed in accordance with the reference method.
The reagents have a shelf-life untill 18 months
The analytical methods are simple: the system does not require an equipped laboratory or skilled staff.

  CDR WineLab wine analyzer CDR WINELAB® CDR WineLab wine analyzer Junior VersionCDR WINELAB® JUNIOR
Analyses Wine and Must:
Alcohol by Volume
Acetic acid (volatile acidity)
Fermentable Sugars
Total Acidity
L-Lactic Acid
L-Malic Acid
Free sulfur dioxide
Total sulfur dioxide
Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (YAN)
Galacturonic Acid
Gluconic Acid
Acetaldehyde (Ethanal)
Total Polyphenols Index
Colour (tonality and intensity)
Total Polyphenols (Folin Ciocalteu)
Anthocyanins Extraction on Grapes
Total Anthocyanins
Polymerised Anthocyanins
HCl Index
Configuration with tailored panel of analyses
Simultaneous Sample Analyses 16 3
Multiple Analyses on a Sample si


Test type: End Point.
Time testing: one test 6 minutes 50 Test/Hour.
Analysis sessions with multiple samples up to a maximum of 16 are possible.

Correlation with the reference method

The correleation curve of CDR WineLab®, obtained using reference methods.

Gluconic acid test in wine and must: correlation between CDR WineLab and reference method

Test Principle

Gluconic acid is phosphorylated by the action of a suitable enzyme in the presence of ATP.

The adduct, formed through the action of NAD+, results in the formation of NADH in the ratio of 1:1 with gluconic acid present in the sample. The reaction, at end point, is measured at 366 nm and an increase in absorbance is directly proportional to the concentration of gluconic acid.

Reagent test Kits

The reagents are packaged in foil pouches containing 10 tubes useful to perform 10 analyses.

This is the minimum package that allows the use of CDR systems even to those who need to make a few analyses, thus not wasting reagents.

There are also boxes of 100 tests, however, packaged in 10 bags of 10 tubes containing the reagent.

Code. *300583 : 10 tests 

Code. *300580 : 100 tests (10 packages of 10 tests)

The reagents have a shelf-life of 6 months.

Analyses of gluconic acid for optimum management of alcoholic fermentation

Download VINIFICATION IN THE ERA OF GLOBAL WARMING  Check out why, especially in cold and rainy  vintages, gluconic acid analysis is a fundamental tool for better management of the alcoholic fermentation, avoiding the deterioration of the health status of the must, the difficulty in protecting against oxidation and the depletion of nutrient resources for yeasts. Download the paper: VINIFICATION IN THE ERA OF GLOBAL WARMING

Processing Sample

For precise and repeatable analysis on the must, the sample must be degassed with the relevant ultrasonic bath and spun with the mini-centrifuge to separate the solid particles present in the solution.

Take the sample in its unaltered state (possibly degas with the relevant ultrasonic bath

Measuring Range

Test Measuring range Resolution Repeatability
Gluconic acid 0,05 – 3 g/L 0,01 0,02 g/L

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With the CDR system, you can perform your tests in total autonomy

Neither skilled staff nor a dedicated external laboratory is needed to use our systems. CDR FoodLab® optimizes traditional testing methods, making them faster and easier, while guaranteeing accuracy standards in line with the reference methods.

Analytical kit

CDR FoodLab® Analysis Systems use disposable pre-vialed reagents specifically developed by the research laboratories of CDR. The use of pre-vialed reagents and the analytical procedures allow:

  • a sample preparation that is quick and easy, when needed at all;
  • making analytical procedures extremely fast and easy;
  • removing all needs for complex calibration procedures.

Reagents come in aluminum packages containing 10 test tubes each to perform 10 tests (or packages for 100 tests containing 10 single packages of 10 test tubes each).

Just a few steps and results are yielded right away

Just a few steps will suffice to carry out your analysis in a rapid way in total autonomy. The system is composed of both the analyzer based on photometric technology and a kit of low toxicity, pre-vialed reagents, developed by CDR.

CDR FoodLab® is cost-effective because it does not require the use of expensive equipment and does not entail maintenance, assistance or calibration costs.
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