The use of Candida pulcherrima in wine production

Project Number
WW 10-18

Project title
The use of Candida pulcherrima in wine production

Project leader
Jolly, N P

Team members
Engelbrecht, M
Bosman, D
Manual, F M

Project description
Many local wines are characterised by lack of aroma and complexity. Among these are Chenin blanc wines, the most widely planted cultivar in South Africa. Research results from a previous project (WW 10-08) showed that Candida pulcherrima yeasts could be used to increase Chenin blanc wine quality.

The aim of this project was therefore the formulation of optimal cellar practices for the use of selected C. pulcherrima strains for increased quality of Chenin blanc wines. In addition, the objectives of the envisioned extension of project WW 10-08 (completed 31/03/2004) was incorporated under this project.

Article
Jolly, N P, Augustyn, O P H, Pretorius, I S. 2006. The role and use of non-Saccharomyces yeasts in wine production, South African Journal of Enology and Viticulture, v. 27 (1) (p. 15-39)
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FinalReport.pdf

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