SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.39 issue1Effect of training systems on accumulation of flavan-3-ols in Cabernet Sauvignon grape seeds at the north foot of Mt. TianshanMicrosatellite-based DNA fingerprinting of selected grapevine cultivars author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand



Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • On index processSimilars in Google


South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture

On-line version ISSN 2224-7904
Print version ISSN 0253-939X


VAN BREDA, V.; JOLLY, N.P.; BOOYSE, M.  and  VAN WYK, J.. Torulaspora Delbrueckii yeast strains for small-scale Chenin blanc and Pinotage vinifications. S. Afr. J. Enol. Vitic. [online]. 2018, vol.39, n.1, pp.47-57. ISSN 2224-7904.

Nine Torulaspora delbrueckii yeast strains, a commercial T. delbrueckii strain and a commercial Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast strain were used in the production of small-scale Chenin blanc and Pinotage vinifications. The fermentations were carried out at 15°C and 24°C respectively. Four T. delbrueckii yeasts were used as single inoculants, while the remainder were inoculated sequentially. The commercial S. cerevisiae yeast strains were added at zero, 24 and 48 hours after the T. delbrueckii strain. The wines were evaluated chemically and sensorially and the data was analysed statistically. The results for the white wine vinification trial showed that two T. delbrueckii treatments could produce novel wines, either on their own or as a component of co-inoculated fermentations. These compared well with, and even exceeded, the quality of wine produced by the S. cerevisiae reference treatment regarding chemical composition and overall sensory quality. One T. delbrueckii strain showed its robustness by being re-isolated from the yeast lees at the end of fermentation. The red wine vinifications were less conclusive, and no distinctive T. delbrueckii "fingerprint" was observed in the chemical and sensory data, neither was a pattern observed regarding the different inoculation times.

Keywords : Non-Saccharomyces yeast; Saccharomyces cerevisiae; small-scale vinifications; fermentation; Torulaspora delbrueckii; Chenin blanc; Pinotage.

        · text in English     · English ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License