While a regular flow of analytical data is as important as ever, given the cost of traditional tests, the availability of operators and the need for a safe workspace, it may be tempting in these difficult times to consider cutting all but essential analysis. The problem with such a decision is the irreversible impact it can have on the value of the 2020 vintage.
With a strong legacy in wine analysis since 1999, FOSS has globally released an affordable, high quality analytical instrument called OenoFoss™ Go that delivers critical data to help winemakers protect quality in this time of crisis.
OenoFoss™ Go allows anyone working alone according to social-distancing guidance to perform most key analytical tests at very low cost per sample, right from day one.
The new analyser is a relevant consideration because of the way it can help to protect business and employees at the same time. Very simple to use, the analyser is ‘born digital’ in that it does not require troublesome logistics for installation and start-up. It is delivered ready for winemakers to install it themselves, but with remote online support always available. Being so simple to use, it allows any non-technical operator working alone in the laboratory according to social-distancing guidance to perform most key analytical tests at very low cost per sample, right from day one.
The availability of critical test data is an immediate way to reduce the risk of costly mistakes while also limiting the cost of accredited analysis. As such, the power of cost-effective and quick analytical results can prove to be one of the key safeguards to wine making in 2020.
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In a recent video report, oenologists Giuseppe and Angelo Facchin describe the support provided by a new do-it-yourself analyser called OenoFoss™ Go which was released initially in Italy and Spain. “In my opinion, this can be a great help to the oenologist,” says Angelo Facchin.
He tried out the new analyser duing the 2019 harvest together with his brother and fellow oenologist Giuseppe Facchin. The conclusion was that the new possibilities offered by the rapid availability of analytical data can both protect a tradition of quality winemaking and help to push the boundaries of winemaking.
Antonio Facchin. Established in 1870, the winery is situated in the broad plain north of Venice, near the river Piave. Today, the family-owned winery is known for a range of prizewinning spumante wines, not to mention characterful red and white wines.
The analyser handles both grape must and wine samples with equal ease which makes it simple to track grape maturity according to weather conditions. “It is a very easy and intuitive instrument,” says Giuseppe Facchin. “All you need to do is go out into the field, pick up a sample, filter the juice with a normal filter and test. Within two to three minutes you have all the information you need.”