Phenolic Compounds and Wine Color

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

Abstract

Variations in wine types and styles are largely due to the concentration and composition of wine phenols. From the vineyard to production and aging, fine wines can be viewed in terms of management of phenolic compounds. Phenols are responsible for red wine color, astringency, and bitterness; they contribute to the olfactory profile; serve as important oxygen reservoirs and as substrates for browning reactions.

Keywords

Sugar Xylose Carotenoid Quinone Hemicellulose 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

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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