Duet Mature: a new bacteria blend to enhance wine quality, even in the bottle
Duet Mature is the new bacteria blend of Oenococcus oeni and Lactobacillus plantarum, launched by Anchor Oenology and distributed by Oenobrands. Duet Mature forms part of the Duet bacteria range for coinoculation, specifically developed to enhance wine quality during the process of malolactic fermentation (MLF) and the maturation period.
DUET MATURE: MULTIPLE POSITIVE IMPACTS IN RED WINES
1. ENHANCES COLOUR (Fig. A)
The total anthocyanin concentration and colour intensity after MLF with Duet Mature was measured in a Spanish Merlot. Both of these parameters were highest with Duet Mature, compared to another commercial co-inoculation culture and a treatment with no MLF. This means that the red wine colour is enhanced, especially in red wines destined for maturation.
2. IMPROVES QUALITY (Fig. B)
Duet Mature also has the ability to reduce sensations that could negatively influence the wine quality. In a Spanish Tempranillo, Duet Mature had the ability to reduce characters of tannin intensity, hotness, dryness and herbaceousness.
3. INCREASES AROMA (Fig. C)
Duet Mature significantly enhances the dark fruit profile, enhancing plum, prune, dried and dark fruit aromas.
4. PREFERRED BY TASTERS (Fig. D)
When evaluated by a professional tasting panel, Duet Mature is the preferred wine when compared to other commercial cultures and a wine without MLF.