Sensory and consumer insights on low alcohol wines and MCC

Project number
IWBT W 20-01

Project leader
Dr Hélène Nieuwoudt

Institution
South African Grape and Wine Research Institute, Department of Viticulture and Oenology, Stellenbosch University

Project is co-funded by The Department of Science and Innovation

Start date
2020

Project description
The lower-to-zero-alcohol wine market in South Africa is still very young and little to no information about the chemical and sensory profiles of the commercial products are available. South African consumers’ perceptions about the category are also unknown. This project aims to generate new knowledge about the sensory quality, chemical profiles and consumer perception of the lower-alcohol wines. A better knowledge base will make a contribution to support the development of the lower alcohol wine category.

 

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