What’s Self-Brett for Grape®?
Have you ever thought about analyzing your grapes? What if you had the opportunity to detect any Brettanomyces contamination in time? Thanks to Self-Brett for Grape® you can carry out a semi-quantitative detection of Brettanomyces in the grapes of your vineyard in order to prevent in time the production of ethyl-phenols in wine and thus avoiding unpleasant surprises.
Self-Brett for Grape®’s benefits:
1. Autonomy of use:
Self-Brett for Grape® can be used directly on site, obtaining a clear result and without the intervention of specialized laboratories.
2. Clear result:
Simple evaluation of the presence of Brettanomyces on grapes through: Color change (from purple to yellow) Development of the typical ‘Brett smell’ Observation of colonies on the agar medium.
Grape analysis is now easy and cheap! The cost is significantly reduced compared to laboratory tests.
- Evaluation of the presence of Brettanomyces on grapes directly in the vineyard and independently.
How to use it:
- Collect 5-10 scraps using sterile scissors;
- Place them in the sterile bag included in the kit;
- Press the grapes and mix well;
- Unscrew the cap and put it upside down trying not to touch the support containing the agar medium;
- Fill with the must obtained in the bag up to the mark indicated on the label;
- Shake and wait 60 sec;
- Empty and allow to drain;
- Recap and leave at room temperature for 3-5 days.
- If the wine sample tested is negative under all three conditions then the result is negative (uncontaminated wine)
- If the color of the soil changes color to yellow, the typical odor develops and colonies are observed: the sample is contaminated
- Based on the amount of colonies, you can have an estimate of the extent of contamination: low, medium, high.
Conservation and shelf life:
10-25 ° C – out date: 9 months