Potassium Tartrate Stability: Strategies for Stabilizing Potassium Tartrate Salts in White, Red and Rosé Wines
Winemaking Breakout Session
Potassium tartrate stability can be achieved using traditional methods like chilling which make the crystals grow and fall out of solution, by using tartrate inhibitors that interfere with crystal formation keeping them in solution or by using various technologies. During this session we will evaluate the options available, as well as the analysis which is specific to each method used. This will be a highly informative session and will include a technical tasting.
John Thorngate, California
Pat Howe, University of California, Davis
Boyd Morrison, E. & J. Gallo Winery, California
Stephan Sommer, California State University, Fresno