15 Dec 2021

Through its extensive research program, Vinventions  has developed a unique understanding on oxygen management and its pivotal role in shaping wine’s sensory profile and shelf-life..

Proper oxygen management strategies are essential in helping winemakers deliver the best possible wine, and therefore require tools to measure and control oxygen.

As a result, Vinventions introduced its NomaSense™ oxygen analyzers, allowing, for the first time, accurate measurement of the total amount of oxygen present in a bottle or picked up during any step of the winemaking process. The full NomaSense analyzers, along with other decision making tools and enology services, are now a part of the WQS brand of Vinventions. Vinventions has also created a series of closures, the Nomacorc Green Line, which are precise, highly-technical winemaking tools that have oxygen ingress characteristics tailored to the needs of different wine styles. As such, selecting a closure with the adequate oxygen exposure in the bottle decreases the risk of reduction or premature oxidation, allowing optimal expression of the wine’s characteristics.

From aroma and flavor development to wine faults to bottle-to-bottle consistency, oxygen plays a critical role in winemaking and post-bottle development.