Cristina Lasanta

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Biological aging is a key step in the production of Sherry wine classified as "fine". During this stage, a film of yeast referred to as "flor velum" covers the surface of the wine and substantially alters its characteristics. Other microorganisms may coexist with flor yeasts, such as lactic acid bacteria and non-Saccharomyces yeasts, whose growth may be(More)
Ion exchange technology has been applied to adjust the pH of red wine and improve its tartaric and oxidative stability. Ion exchange appears to be a useful technique to achieve these objectives. Regarding the effect of ion exchange on organoleptic characteristics and the quality of the obtained wines, a slight decrease in both anthocyanin and tannin(More)
Winemaking of musts acidified with up to 3g/L of gypsum (CaSO4 2H2O) and tartaric acid, both individually and in combination, as well as a chemical modeling have been carried out to study the behaviour of these compounds as acidifiers. Prior to fermentation gypsum and tartaric acid reduce the pH by 0.12 and 0.17 pH units/g/L, respectively, but while gypsum(More)
The lipid and protein contents of yeast strains that form "flor velum" during the aging of sherry wines have been studied during their fermentation and "velum" phases. The same analyses were carried out on two other strains that do not form velum (fermentative strains). The results show a high lipid content in velum yeast during its two phases. This strain(More)
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