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Evolution of volatile compounds treated with selected non-Saccharomyces extracellular extract during Pinot noir winemaking in monsoon climate

Kong, Cai-lin, Li, Ai-hua, Jin, Guo-Jie, Zhu, Xiao-lin, Tao, Yong-sheng
Food research international 2019 v.119 pp. 177-186
Pichia fermentans, Rhodotorula rubra, acetates, alcoholic fermentation, alcohols, almonds, beta-glucosidase, climate, enzymatic treatment, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, medium chain fatty acids, monsoon season, odors, terpenoids, volatile compounds, winemaking, wines, yeasts
The dynamic pattern of volatiles during Pinot Noir winemaking in monsoon climate with yeast extracellular extract (EE) treatment was analyzed. EE from selected Pichia fermentans and Rhodotorula mucilaginosa strains, and almond β-glucosidase were added after 12-h alcohol fermentation, and the volatiles were determined every 24 h by GC–MS. After 6-month storage, wine aroma was evaluated instrumentally as well as by well-trained panelists. Results showed that enzyme treatments improved the contents of both varietal and fermentative volatiles. The levels of C6 compounds, terpenes, and higher alcohols increased constantly during alcohol fermentation, whereas acetates, short and medium chain fatty acid ethyl esters, phenylethyls, and fatty acids increased first, followed by gradual decrease. EE treatment retarded the decrease of fruity ester content in wine. Mathematical regression between wine aroma and volatiles showed that the relatively higher contents of acetates, ethyl esters, and C13-norisoprenoids in 6-month EE-treated wine were responsible for the improvement in floral aroma intensity.