Mauritan Sacri is a sacrificial tannin for red winemaking
Mauritan Sacri can be used for the following wine applications:
• Removes herbaceous and reduced aromas in red wines, thus enhancing fruity notes.
• Enhances the antimicrobial properties of sulfur dioxide, inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.
• Increases a wine’s resistance against oxidation.
• Inhibits oxidative enzymes such as laccase and tyrosinase.
• Removes unstable proteins through precipitation (sacrificial effect).
• Assists the formation of stable bonds with all the polyphenols, in particular, anthocyanins.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Prepare a 20-30% solution dissolving the tannin into warm water between 104 and 122°F (40-50°C) with vigorous stirring. Let the solution cool at room temperature. Subsequently add the tannin solution whilst stirring. For handling purposes, we suggest the use of the following materials: stainless steel, plastic, glass or ceramic.
Note: If using enzymes, give them the opportunity to work on the skins for 6-8 hours prior to adding any tannins to the must.