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Produce Better Quality Wines

Sweet Spot your Wines By Alcohol Adjustment

Correct Wine Faults By Reducing VA, EA

RO Unit 1 – Reverse Osmosis System – Vinovation

Wine making can be affected by ripening difficulties and late season rain one year, and high brix the next. In order to obtain wines with maximum flavor profiles, extended hang time must be tolerated, but may lead to high alcohol, VA or other issues.

Reverse Osmosis utilizes a semi-permeable membrane to separate from wine the very small compounds, typically water and ethanol, into the ╲permeate╡ stream. This water/alcohol stream is then further processed through a distillation column, where it is separated into an alcohol distillate and pure water. The desired stream is then added back into the wine. The resulting wine has more highly concentrated flavor component, while the adverse components are removed from the wine.

Reverse Osmosis can also be used to remove rain water from juice, to remove Brettanomyces, and to remove smoke taint.

The use of RO allows you to adjust your alcohol to maximize flavor, or to remove undesirable components and restore flavor to your wine. This allows your winery to produce better quality, increase revenue, and increase your brand value.

When using our RO services, we also recommend you consider using our Crossflow MF filter service prior to utilizing the RO. These units require low turbidity wine for optimum flows. RO is not a filtration, so any acetobactor or bacteria that may have caused wine issues will not be removed by RO. We recommend filtering first with sterile, or near sterile filtration.


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