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Enzymes for extraction

Enhance the color and aroma of your wines

Enzymes for extraction

Optimize extraction in winemaking

Extraction is a key part of any winemaking process. It draws valuable aroma precusors, color and phenolic compounds including tannins out of grape skins. Our enzymes make this process faster and easier by degrading cell walls. They're suitable both for the longer extractions needed for reds, and the much shorter ones needed for whites. Our enzymes will improve both your process and the overall profile of your wines. 

Enhance aroma while avoiding harsh tannings

Our enzymes enhance aroma precursor liberation in all wines. In short-maturation wines, they enhance color and tannins. They also improve must yield and overall extraction. Mechanical treatments can break down grape seeds. That releases harsh tannins that make your wines astringent and unbalanced. Our enzymes are specific in their action. They don't break down the seeds. This helps avoid the risk of over-extraction.

Which solution is right for you?

Find the right solution for you in our global portfolio, shown below. To find out more about products available in your region, get in touch with your local Novozymes representative.

VinoCrush® Classic
Process step Extraction
Typical dosage/100 kg grapes Whites: 3–4 ml Reds: 3–5 ml
Declared Activity 3300 PGNU/g
Classical strain enzyme Yes
Vinozym® Process
Process step Extraction/Maceration
Typical dosage/100 kg grapes 3–4 g
Declared Activity 2,800 PGNU/g
Classical strain enzyme Yes
Process step
Typical dosage/100 kg grapes
Declared Activity
Classical strain enzyme

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