wine analyses equipment to control any and each phase of winemaking

Wine testing in winery with CDR WineLab<sup>&reg;</sup>: fast simple reliable analysis system

Do you have a winery and want to carry out your wine and must tests by yourself at any moment of the winemaking process? Are you an oenologist and want to provide your customers with the best strategies for winemaking? Do you have a bottling company and your goal is to control quality before sale or bottling?

 CDR WineLab is the fast, simple and reliable wine analysis equipmentIn this case, CDR WineLab® is the most appropriate wine analysis equipment for your business. 

CDR WineLab® optimize traditional methods: performing the tests is easy and fast, the results are in line with the reference methods.

Thanks to CDR WineLab®, you no longer have to send wine or must samples to dedicated external laboratories. The results of the tests are available in real time so as to be able to promptly take key decisions during the vinification process.

For detailed technical characteristics, enter the dedicated page

Solutions for analysis in winemaking control: Wine analysis equipment was last modified: May 22nd, 2019 by CDR s.r.l.

What you can analyze

In just a few minutes, CDR WineLab® ,wine analysis equipment, can determine a wide panel of parameters on wine as is and on must with a prior simple preparation fine tuned by CDR, so that tests are easy and fast to perform.

You can determine the parameters:

Wine and Must:

Acetic acid (volatile acidity)
Fermentable Sugars
Total Acidity
L-Lactic Acid
L-Malic Acid
Free sulfur dioxide
Total sulfur dioxide
Alcohol by Volume
Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen (YAN)
Gluconic Acid
Acetaldehyde (Ethanal)
Total Polyphenols Index
Colour (tonality and intensity)
Total Polyphenols
Total Anthocyanins
Polymerised Anthocyanins
HCl Index

How it can help you

Simple methods

Analytical procedures exploited by the CDR WineLab®,wine analysis equipment, optimize traditional methods, making them faster and easier.

There is no need to wash either containers, accessories, or traditional glassware. Even one single test can be performed with no start-up procedure. No dedicated equipped laboratory is required.

All you need to have to run your tests is a support plane and a socket. The instrument can be used in any environment without getting messed up.

Discover how easy it is to run a test

Free of maintenance or assistance costs

  • No complex and regular calibration procedures are required since the device is supplied pre-calibrated. Calibration has been carried out on the basis of comparative tests with the official methods on hundreds of samples.
  • The system does not require costly spare parts: our analyzers exploit LED emitters and do not therefore require the maintenance that is usually needed for photometers using tungsten lamps.

Sensitive and accurate measuring instruments

The results of chemical analyses performed with CDR WineLab® systems are correlated with the official reference testing methods. The CDR WineLab® analysis systems for wine and must are therefore measuring instruments that guarantee sensitivity, accuracy and reliability. ISVEA Validation.

A true testing laboratory for chemical analyses that comes in a complete, intuitive and reliable wine analysis equipment

Complete, intuitive and reliable wine analysis equipment for quality control in any stage of winemakingCDR WineLab® is a true analysis laboratory. We have developed it to perform easy and fast chemical analyses right in the cellar or at the bottling plant without the support of staff with specific lab tech experience, and without relying on a dedicated external laboratory.

CDR WineLab® optimize traditional testing procedures, making them faster and easier, while guaranteeing accuracy standards in line with the reference or traditional methods.

Compact and handy, the wine analysis equipment is composed of:

  • an analyzer based on photometric technology (standard or Junior version) equipped with state-of-the-art LED emitters
  • a kit of pre-vialed and ready-to-use low toxicity reagents, specifically developed by our research laboratory to fine tune analytical methods and avoid any contact with toxic or carcinogenic substances
  • pipettes that allow for the collection of the correct volume of sample.

Our device comes from a family of fast and reliable testing systems that we have developed and manufactured to perform food and beverage quality controls during the production process.

The ‘help’ function makes your tests easier

The wine analysis equipment is reliable, fast and intuitive. It is so simple to use that anyone can run a test in total autonomy as if they were skilled personnel. Just a few steps suffice to perform the analyses and, if there is ever a doubt, the HELP function will lead you through the process by displaying detailed instructions. Click here for more info on the Help function

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Follow up on the chemical and biological aspects of malolactic fermentation.

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Managing at best maceration and micro-oxygenation in the winemaking process

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Validation Report

CDR WineLab® validation by an important reference laboratory

CDR WineLab wine analysis system has been compared with the reference methods The CDR WineLab® wine analysis system has been validated by the ISVEA reference laboratory.
Comparative assays between the method exploited by the CDR WineLab® analyzer and the reference methods were carried out using sequences of samples made up of different types of wine in order to verify the reliability of the results obtained with the CDR WineLab® system.

Reference methods used for the validation:

  • Glucose and fructose – HPLC method
  • Malic acid – HPLC method
  • Volatile Free Fatty Acid (FFA) – Titration after distillation method EEC regulation 2676/1990 17/09/1990 ECC OJ L272 03/10/1990, Exhibit point 14, OIV MA-F-AS313-02-ACIVOL 2006
  • Total sulphur dioxide – Titration after distillation method EEC regulation 2676/1990 17/09/1990 EEC OJ L272 03/10/1990, Exhibit point 25 par 2.2

The reference institute concluded that the tested CDR WineLab® methods are to be considered substantially valid. In fact, the reference methods are statistically equivalent (95%) to CDR WineLab® methods.

CDR WineLab® is available in two versions

 CDR WineLab is the fast, simple and reliable analysis system for wineCDR WINELAB®  CDR WineLab is the fast, simple and reliable analysis system for wineCDR WINELAB® JUNIOR
Tests Complete analysis panel Configurable analysis panel
Simultaneous analyses 16 3
Possibility of running several tests on the same sample si
Incubation module 37˚C thermostatic block with 16 slots 37˚C thermostated reading block with incubation fun function
Internal memory to store analysis results si si
Touch Screen Display si si
Printer si
USB host port to connect USB memories si
USB port to connect to a PC si si
Ethernet (LAN) port si
Wireless link for external printer si
Dimensions and weight 32 X 29,5 X 13 cm (L x P x  H) – 2,8 Kg 15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x P x H) – 0,80 Kg
ALithium ion battery si


What people say of CDR WineLab®

 Marco Puleo, œnotechnician at Cantina Sociale Colli Fiorentini (winemaking cooperative) Marco Puleo – Œnotechnician at Cantina Sociale Colli Fiorentini
“We began using this system at the end of 2008 harvest to our high satisfaction. It has remarkably simplified testing procedures, especially when it comes to parameters like total acidity, malic acid […]

Sergio Parmeggiani, winemaking consultantSergio Parmeggiani – Winemaking consultant
“This system allows me to perform a wider fan of determinations in reduced testing time.[…] This device is also costeffective as it can be easily amortized, over a couple of campaigns […]“