Cosimo Vetrano

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A pressing necessity of the Apulian wine industry is to be able to pilot and to control wine production to obtain wines with peculiar characteristics and with the typicality guaranteed by the denominations of origin. The employment of selected autochthonous yeast strains would be a potent instrument to improve the organoleptic and sensory characteristics of(More)
This work is the first large-scale study on vineyard-associated yeast strains from Apulia (Southern Italy). Yeasts were identified by Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) ribotyping and bioinformatic analysis. The polymorphism of interdelta elements was used to differentiate Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. Twenty different species belonging to 9 genera were(More)
The aim of the present study was to establish a new procedure for the oenological selection of Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains isolated from natural must fermentations of an important Italian grape cultivar, denoted as “Negroamaro”. For this purpose, 108 S. cerevisiae strains were selected as they did not produce H2S and then assayed by microfermentation(More)
The characterization of autochthonous Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains is an important step towards the conservation and employment of microbial biodiversity. The utilization of selected autochthonous yeast strains would be a powerful tool to enhance the organoleptic and sensory properties of typical regional wines. In fact, indigenous yeasts are better(More)
Malolactic fermentation (MLF) usually takes place after the end of alcoholic fermentation (AF). However, the inoculation of lactic acid bacteria together with yeast starter cultures is a promising system to enhance the quality and safety of wine. In recent years, the use of immobilized cell systems has been investigated, with interesting results, for the(More)
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