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WINE, CIDERS & OTHER - WINEMAKING - FINING - BOTTLING - RACJ - PGI

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    HARVEST AND VINIFICATIONS – WINE & CIDER

    For monitoring grape maturity efficiently during harvest

    Maturity Monitoring

    oBrix , Glucose-Fructose, Potential Alcohol Content, Titrable Acidity (TA), Density, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid.

    Required amount: 250 ml of juice                  Turnaround: Same day

    Testing of key parameters during and after harvest.

    Musts

    Glucose-Fructose, Potential Alcohol, Titrable Acidity, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, Density, Potassium, YAN, NOPA, Total Nitrogen.

     Required amount: 250 ml of juice                  Turnaround: Same day

     

    End of Alcoholic Fermentation

    % Alcohol, Glucose-Fructose, Titrable Acidity (TA), Volatile Acidity, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Density, Amino Nitrogen

    Required amount: 250 ml                                  Turnaround : 2 days

    These tests will help you set a strong base for monitoring fermentations.  Several of these analyses can identify the cause of slow or stuck fermentation so you can take corrective actions.  Tartaric acid is tested for ciders only on request.

    Malolactic Monitoring

    % Alcohol, Glucose-Fructose,  Titrable Acidity (TA), Volatile Acidity, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid

    Required volume  : 250 ml                                         Turnaround : 2 days

    Young Wines or Ciders

    % Alcohol, Glucose-Fructose, Titrable Acidity (TA), Volatile Acidity, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Density, Free SO2, Total SO2

    Required amount : 250 ml                                         Turnaround : 2 days

    Complete Analysis or Cellar Monitoring

    % Alcohol, Glucose-Fructose,  Titrable Acidity (TA), Volatile Acidity, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, Density, Free SO2, Total SO2.

    Required volume : 250 ml                                        Turnaround : 2 days

    Regular monitoring of these parameters ensures efficient risk management.

    Monthly Monitoring

    % Alcohol, Glucose-Fructose, Titrable Acidity (TA), Volatile Acidity, pH, L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Density, Free SO2, Total SO2.

    Required volume : 250 ml                                 Turnaround : 2 days

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    FINING AND BOTTLING

    Fining Tests

    Testing with 2 or 3 doses of fining agent.  Observation of deposit and sample turbidity. 

    Required amount: 750 ml                  Turnaround: 4 days

    Bentonite Tests

    Bentonite dose analysis for stabilisation of white wines and rosés.

    Required amount: 750 ml                  Turnaround: 4 days

    Required for SO2 ajustements prior bottling and validation of % alcohol. To do 10-15 days prior bottling.  Will help determine if additional fining is required.

    Pre-Bottling Testing

    % Alcohol, Glucose-Fructose, Titrable Acidity, Volatile Acidity, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Density, Free SO2, Total SO2, Cold Stability, Heat Stability, Copper, Iron.

    Required amount: 750 ml                  Turnaround: 3 days

    Required for assessing SO2 and other adjustements done after pre-bottling test. To do 2 days prior bottling. 

    Bottling Testing

    % Alcohol, Glucose-Fructose, Titrable Acidity, Volatile Acidity, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Density, Free SO2, Total SO2, Cold Stability, Heat Stability.

    Required amount: 750 ml                  Turnaround: 3 days

    Essential for assessing microbiological stability post-bottling.

    Post-Bottling Testing

    % Alcohol, Glucose-Fructose, Titrable Acidity, Volatile Acidity, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Density, Free SO2, Total SO2, Cold Stability, Heat Stability, Total Yeast & Mold Count.

    Required amount: 750 ml                  Turnaround: 5 days

     

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    MEAD – MAPLE – JUICE – FRUIT WINE

    Mead

    % Alcohol, Total Sugars, Titrable Acidity (TA), Volatile Acidity, pH, Free SO2, Total SO2.

    Required amount: 250 ml                                  Turnaround : 3 days

    Maple or Fruit Wine – Basic Panel

    % Alcohol, Total Sugars, Titrable Acidity (TA), Acetic Acid, pH

    Required amount : 250 ml                                  Turnaround : 2 days

    Maple or Fruit Wine Complete Panel

    % Alcohol, Total Sugars, Glucose-Fructose, Titrable Acidity (TA), Acetic Acid, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Density, Free SO2, Total SO2.

    Required volume : 250 ml                                    Turnaround : 2 days

    Maple or Fruit Wine Pre-Bottling Panel

    % Alcohol, Total Sugars, Glucose-Fructose, Titrable Acidity (TA), Acetic Acid, pH, Tartaric Acid, L-Malic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Density, Copper Iron, Cold Stability, Heat Stability, Free SO2, Total SO2

    Required volume : 750 ml                                    Turnaround : 3 days

    Juice Panel

    oBrix , Residual Sugars, Titrable Acidity (TA), Acetic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Density, Free SO2, Total SO2 Total Aerobic Count.

    Required amount: 250 ml of juice                   Turnaround: 5 days

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    PRODUCT COMPLIANCE TESTING FOR RACJ

    Basic Testing – Non-fortified Wines and Ciders – Craft Permit

    Glucose-Fructose, % Alcohol, Volatile Acidity, pH, Sorbic Acid, Methanol, Copper, Arsenic, Lead, Free SO2, Total SO2.

    Required Volume : 750 ml bottled                                         Turnaround : 7 days

    Complete Testing – Non-fortified Wines and Ciders – Craft Permit

    Glucose-Fructose, % Alcohol, Volatile Acidity, pH, Titrable Acidity, Sorbic Acid, Total Count (Yeasts & Molds), Methanol, Copper, Arsenic, Lead, Acetaldehyde, Ethyl Acetate, Free SO2, Total SO2.

    Required Volume : 750 ml bottled                                         Turnaround : 7 days

    Basic Testing – Fortified Wines and Ciders – Craft Permit

    Glucose-Fructose, % Alcohol, Volatile Acidity, pH, Sorbic Acid, Methanol, Copper, Arsenic, Lead, Free SO2, Total SO2, Ethyl Carbamate.

    Required Volume : 750 ml bottled                                         Turnaround : 7 days

    Complete Testing – Fortified Wines and Ciders – Craft Permit

    Glucose-Fructose, % Alcohol, Volatile Acidity, pH, Titrable Acidity, Sorbic Acid, Methanol, Copper, Arsenic, Lead, Free SO2, Total SO2, Ethyl Carbamate, Acetaldehyde, Ethyl Acetate.

    Required Volume : 750 ml bottled                                         Turnaround : 7 days

    Complete Testing – Wines and Ciders – Industrial Permit

    % Alcohol, Sugars, Total Solids, Density, pH, Titratable Acidity, Volatile Acidity, Sorbic Acid, Free SO2, Total SO2, Methanol, Acetaldehyde, Ethyl Acetate, Acetoïne, Butanol-1, Butanol-2, Ethyl Lactate, Isopentanols (Methyl 2+3 butanol-1), Propanol-1, Arsenic, Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Manganese, Sodium, Lead, Zinc, Total Yeast Count.

    Required Volume : 750 ml bottled                                         Turnaround : 7 days

    Mead – Maple – Fruit Wine

    % Alcohol, Total Sugars, Glucose-Fructose, Volatile Acidity, pH, Sorbic Acid, Methanol, Copper, Arsenic, Lead, Free SO2, Total SO2.

    Required Volume : 750 ml bottled                                         Turnaround : 7 days

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    PGI TESTING (Protected Geographical Indication)

    PGI Quebec Wine

    % Alcohol, pH, Total Acidity, Volatile Acidity,  Residual Sugars, Free SO2, Total SO2, CO2 (if sparkling wine).

    Required Volume : 750 ml                                                       Turnaround : 7 days

    PGI Ice Wine

    % Alcohol, Residual Sugars, Volatile Acidity,  Free SO2, Total SO2, CO2 (if sparkling wine).

    Required Volume : 750 ml                                                       Turnaround : 7 days

    PGI – Ice Cider

    % Alcohol, Residual Sugars, Volatile Acidity,  Free SO2, Total SO2, CO2 (if sparkling).

    Required Volume : 750 ml                                                       Turnaround : 7 days