Nitrogen Compounds

  • Bruce W. Zoecklein
  • Kenneth C. Fugelsang
  • Barry H. Gump
  • Fred S. Nury

Abstract

The nitrogenous components of must and wine play important roles in fermentation, clarification, and potential microbial instability. They may affect the development of wine aroma, bouquet, and foam characteristics in sparkling wines. Additionally, some health-related metabolic byproducts of fermentation are, in part, influenced by the type and concentration of nitrogen compounds in the must. The various nitrogenous constituents of wine include proteins, polypeptides, peptides, amino acid, amides, and ammonia.

Keywords

Sulfide Foam Fluoride Nitrite Polypeptide 

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce W. Zoecklein
    • 1
  • Kenneth C. Fugelsang
    • 2
  • Barry H. Gump
    • 2
  • Fred S. Nury
    • 2
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.California State University at FresnoUSA

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