The outcomes of Nomacorc’s research initiatives are already changing industry perceptions and understanding of post-bottling wine development. The oxygen management expertise Nomacorc has gained is providing winemakers with practical tools and data to eliminate fault and produce more consistent, better-quality wines in alignment with winemaker intention.
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Nomacorc structured its research collaboration with world-renowned academic partners to explore the full spectrum of the winemaking processes and their relationship with oxygen.
To date, the programs have produced detailed information about oxygen exposure levels during various winemaking stages (Universidad Católica de Chile), identified significant factors accelerating wine oxidation (University of California, Davis), characterized wine chemistry before bottling (Australian Wine Research Institute), determined the influence of bottling on wine development (Geisenheim Institute) and assessed the impact of OTR on post-bottle wine aging taking into consideration all of this collective knowledge (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique).
Nomacorc is in the process of developing a scientific methodology from which to predict how oxygen management will influence wine development. In collaboration with Nomacorc, winemakers will be able to determine the optimum closure and associated OTR to achieve desired wine styles and shelf-life expectations. In addition, Nomacorc will use these research findings to develop next-generation products to help winemakers achieve their winemaking goals.