ConeTech’s thin film vacuum distillation technologies can process all varieties of wines, including fermenting juices and wines with high dissolved CO2, solids and turbidity.
Our clients can assume that to reduce a blend by 1% alcohol, approximately 10% of the blend’s volume needs to be shipped to ConeTech. Total blend losses are approximately 20%.
We typically calculate the amount of wine to be adjusted based upon the final desired alcohol level of our clients. As a standard, we adjust wine down to 4% alcohol. The 4% alcohol wine is then blended back in to the total wine blend to bring the wine down to our client's desired total alcohol level. For clients uncertain as to the final desired alcohol levels for their wine, we offer our complimentary Sweet Spot Services. Sweet Spot testing allows our client to sample their wine at several different alcohol levels enabling them to identify the preferred final alcohol level. Once our client determines the desired final level we can identify the amount of wine needed using our calculations. If desired, we can ship wine back at any alcohol level requested, offering flexibility to both clients with minimal-sized blends and clients with large blends.
ConeTech can reduce the alcohol content of fermenting wine with our Spinning Cone Columns, bringing your fermenting wine to an alcohol level where the yeast can re-start their metabolic cycle.
In most cases the turnaround time is three days: ConeTech receives wine on Day 1, processes wine on Day 2, and ships wine back to the customer on Day 3. ConeTech offers expedited processing for clients who are in need of quick adjustments for bottling or other emergencies.
Alcohol adjusted wine is shipped back at 6 degrees Celsius, with free SO2 adjusted to the client’s request and dissolved oxygen <1 ppm. We can also accommodate alternate shipping parameters (wine still fermenting for example) to meet a winemaking team’s specific needs.
ConeTech uses industry standard cleaning and sanitation procedures to ensure that wines return to our customers in perfect condition. Our experienced cellar staff uses inert gasses during all wine transfers to ensure that wines are adequately protected. Our experienced enologists oversee and audit these processes on a daily basis. We treat your wine as if it were ours.
The neutral grape brandy that is removed from wine via our thin film vacuum distillation technologies stays with ConeTech.
ConeTech welcomes the opportunity to assist new industries in their flavor and alcohol management programs. Contact us today to learn how we may be able to assist you.
Each job is a custom job based upon our clients alcohol reduction needs, quantities and specific requirements. Our services are priced per gallon/liter and are calculated to meet the jobs specified needs. Obviously, charges on large lots will be significantly lower than on small ones. We value our customers and offer special incentives and discounts. Please contact us and we will provide you with current incentive information and a job specific quote.
To schedule a job or simply gain additional information, contact one of our Winemakers for assistance with your adjustment needs.
Werner Engelbrecht firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +27(0)21 852 3754
Serge Candelon email@example.com Tel: +56 75 247 1621
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