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Winesecrets and Della Toffola Announce the Implementation of Thermoflash Technology in Eastern Canada

The treatment results in the rupturing of cell walls initiating an efficient breakdown of the structure of the berry. The demonstration-scale system will be operated in the Canada's Niagara Region during this harvest season.
August 05, 2010

Winesecrets and Della Toffola, USA, subsidiary of the Della Toffola Group, announced the implementation of a demonstration-scale version of the Thermoflash “Flash Détente” thermovinification system. Thermoflash streamlines red maceration by rapidly heating must and then cooling it instantaneously in a vacuum chamber. The treatment results in the rupturing of cell walls initiating an efficient breakdown of the structure of the berry. The demonstration-scale system will be operated in Canada’s Niagara Region during this harvest season.

“Thermoflash appears to be an exciting tool for improving wine quality,” said Eric Dahlberg, Winesecrets founder and president. “Working with Della Toffola on this project is part of our mission to help our customers evaluate and implement leading edge production technologies from all over the world”

“Thermoflash has key advantages over standard maceration,” said Maria Angela Guarienti CEO of Della Toffola, USA. “The system maximizes phenolic extraction while flashing off the pyrazines and denaturing damaging enzymes such as polyphenol oxidase. Thermoflash reduces skin contact time, improving efficiency during harvest,” added Guarienti.
 

Thermoflash is a stand-alone system available from Della Toffola. Production-scale Thermoflash installations range in size from 5 to 60 tons per hour.

Winesecrets was founded in 2003 to bring STARS, an environmentally friendly solution for tartaric stabilization to the North American wine industry. Winesecrets' other filtration services include VA reduction, taint removal and alcohol adjustment, ultra filtration, cross-flow micro-filtration and mobile centrifugal clarification.

The Della Toffola Group (Della Toffola S.p.A.) is a based in Treviso, Italy with subsidiaries in Spain, Australia, Chile, Argentina and Windsor, California. The company has been supplying process equipment to the wine industry for more than 40 years.  To learn more about Thermoflash or how this technology can streamline harvest operations, contact Eric Dahlberg at 1-888-656-5553 or via email at eric@winesecrets.com. Visit Winesecrets on the web at www.winesecrets.com.

Note: For more coverage on the Flash Détente, see "Monterey Wine Company First to Install Flash Unit in North America" in the March 2010 issue of Wine Business Monthly or click here.


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