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TTB approves Potassium Polyaspartate for Wines in US Market

Posted on February 10, 2020

PRESS RELEASE - Windsor, CA — Enartis USA, a leading supplier of products and services for the wine industry, is pleased to announce that the TTB has approved Zenith for use in the USA. Zenith is a range of revolutionary products containing potassium polyaspartate (A-5D K/SD) for tartrate and color stabilization in red, white and rosé wines at every level of instability.

Zenith is the end of cold stabilization as per the results of research carried out for more than six years by prestigious international institutes and universities. The intrinsic properties of potassium polyaspartate, a polyaminoacid produced from L-aspartic acid, an amino acid naturally present in grapes, make it possible for Zenith to maintain total tartrate and color stability over time, withstand thermal stress and inhibit the formation of tartrate crystals, all without altering the organoleptic properties of wine. Zenith requires minimal energy use, water and manpower due to its simple and quick application.

"In addition to ensuring more stable wines and allowing wineries to remain competitive, which are obvious benefits for the entire winemaking sector, Zenith is a milestone in environmental sustainability" - Samuele Benelli, Business Director, Enartis International. "We have calculated that wineries can save up to 80% of energy and drinking water, and greenhouse gas emissions can be cut by 90% simply by using this product."

Zenith, which enters the family of Enartis stabilizers including metatartaric acid, gum Arabic, resins, mannoproteins and CMC, is the result of complex and meticulous work that started in 2011 with research on potassium polyaspartate and evolved into the StabiWine project. This involved the collaboration of prestigious research institutes, universities and international winemaking industries, including the University of Milan, University of Turin, University of Zaragoza, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), the Italian Association for Organic Agriculture (AIAB), Australian Wine Research Institute, Institut Rhodanien, Vinidea and the Institut Francais de la Vigne et du Vin (IFV).

"Skills utilized on a global level, the ability to harness them into concrete use and the relationships developed with prestigious institutions around the world have enabled Enartis to inaugurate a new era of enology” - Gianni Triulzi, R&D Manager of Enartis.

About Enartis USA

Beginning as the pioneering Vinquiry Wine Laboratory in the early days of the modern US wine industry, Enartis USA is now a leading supplier of premium winemaking products to the North American Wine Industry and provides high-quality analytical services through its network of laboratories.

The ISO 17025:005 Accreditation of our main laboratory in Windsor, CA verifies the high-quality of analytical services that we provide our clients, which range from basic chemistry testing to most recent analytical technologies such as Real Time Quantitative PCR (PCR Panels), oak aroma compounds analysis and grape and wine phenolics analysis, among many others.

In January of 2009, Vinquiry became part of the multi-national company Esseco Group, which manufactures the Enartis range of premium winemaking products. Launched in 2003, Enartis has established itself as a global market leader for winemaking products and technical support. The Enartis brand is proud to have developed enduring relationships with over 10,000 manufacturers in 50 countries to provide wineries and winemakers with unparalleled innovation and expertise to improve not only wine quality, but winery efficiencies. At Enartis, our team of passionate and engaged professionals is dedicated to working with winemakers on five continents to share their enological and winemaking expertise. Enartis invests over $2 million in research and development every year, leading the industry with innovative products and technical support. Long-standing partnerships with internationally respected research centers, working in conjunction with our state-of-the-art laboratories, ensure our leadership position in the enological sector. As of today, the company offers a full range of premium, specialized products developed for all stages of winemaking.

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