Importance and role of lipids in wine yeast fermentation

  • Catherine TesnièreEmail author


This review summarizes the current knowledge on the importance and role of lipids in wine yeast fermentation. Lipids play an important role in membrane structure, adaptation to stress, or as signaling molecules. They are also essential nutrients whose availability can vary depending on winemaking technology, with major effects on yeast alcoholic fermentation. Moreover, lipid supplementation can greatly stimulate the formation of yeast volatile metabolites.


Enological fermentation Lipids Saccharomyces cerevisiae Stress Volatile compounds 



We thank Philippe Chatelet and Frederic Bigey for their re-reading of the manuscript.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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  1. 1.UMR SPO, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, Université de MontpellierMontpellierFrance

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