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Use of strain Hanseniaspora guilliermondii BF1 for winemaking process of white grapes Vitis vinifera cv Fiano


In industrial winery, the use of mixed starter cultures composed of Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces yeasts is an approach of growing importance for winemakers to enhance the sensory and complexity of the wine without compromising the quality. In this work, the oenological properties and enzymatic activities of 196 non-Saccharomyces yeasts, belonging to Hanseniaspora guilliermondii and Hanseniaspora uvarum species, were investigated. This screening has allowed the selection of the best non-Saccharomyces yeast strain and the use of vinification for white grape of Campania Vitis vinifera cv Fiano, in an industrial scale. The experimental fermentations were performed in four different batches: batch A (H. guilliermondii BF1 and S. cerevisiae 404 in sequential inoculum); batch B only inoculum of S. cerevisiae 404; batch C without inoculation (spontaneous fermentation); batch D with the inoculum of H. guilliermondii BF1 strain. The results of chemical and sensorial analyses have showed that the best wine comes from batch A. In conclusion, the use of H. guilliermondii BF1 with good oenological properties and a strong β-glucosidase activity allowed to improve the sensorial complexity of the wine. Selected non-Saccharomyces yeast could be applied profitably to winemaking to enhance the quality of the wine using new fermentation technologies, and could be used in industrial winery.

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Testa, B., Lombardi, S.J., Iorizzo, M. et al. Use of strain Hanseniaspora guilliermondii BF1 for winemaking process of white grapes Vitis vinifera cv Fiano. Eur Food Res Technol 246, 549–561 (2020).

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  • Fiano wine
  • Mixed yeasts cultures
  • Hanseniaspora guilliermondii
  • Industrial winery
  • Winemaking