Reducing pesticide level in wine by selective filtration
1 Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin (IFV), 210 boulevard Vermorel, CS60320, 69661 Villefranche s/Saône Cedex, France
2 REALDYME, ZA Diepe, 28700 Garancières en Beauce, France
3 Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin (IFV), V'innopole, Brame-Aïgues, BP. 22, 81310 Lisle sur Tarn, France
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Wine Pesticide residues, even when below grape regulatory limit, are a concern for consumers and have an impact on the export potential of wine in certain markets. A consortium of European SMEs (www.adfimax.com) has developed a product that reduces the level of mycotoxins and pesticides in wine while keeping all other wine parameter identical. The product is derived from renewable vegetable fiber. The production process includes both activation and micronisation. The usage recommendation is to substitute only the pre-coat, typically perlite, by the product at 1 or 1.5 kg⋅m−2 without changing the other layer (body feed) typically kieselguhr. This paper describes the results of numerous industrial trials that were performed in France, Luxemburg, Germany and Spain. The impact of the product on the wine oenological characteristics was evaluated for different wine (white, red and rosé) in different countries and for different grape variety (including Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot and Gamay). Results showed a reduction of the test wine pesticide level of 50% to 60% for all pesticides compared to the blank. Level of pesticide analyzed in the cake where extremely high at a level of a 1,000 times greater than the filtered wine showing the ability of the product to selectively capture the pesticides molecules.
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