Journal article

A Digital Approach to Evaluate the Effect of Berry Cell Death on Pinot Noir Wines' Quality Traits and Sensory Profiles Using Non-Destructive Near-Infrared Spectroscopy

Sigfredo Fuentes, Eden Tongson, Juesheng Chen, Claudia Gonzalez Viejo

Beverages | MDPI | Published : 2020


Berry cell death (BCD) is linked to the development of flavors and aromas in berries and wine. The BCD pattern and rate within a growing season start at around 90–100 days after anthesis (DAA), and the rate until harvest depends on environmental factors. This study assessed the BCD effects on berry and wine composition from a boutique commercial vineyard in Victoria, Australia, using fluorescent imaging. Results showed differences in wine sensory profiles from the two blocks studied, mainly related to variations in BCD, due to differences in altitude between blocks. Furthermore, two machine learning (ML) models were constructed using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) measurements from full be..

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