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ENZO RED Enzyme Blend for Red Wine

ENZO RED Enzyme Blend for Red Wine

  • Add to red wine fermentations on the skin 
  • Releases aroma compounds, anthocyanins for color, and polysaccharides for mouthfeel
  • Reduces necessary contact time / physical interaction normally needed for extraction
  • Pectinase blend that breaks down cellulose and hemicellulose

Enzo Red contains a selection of enzymes designed to promote deep, lasting color, structure, and aroma in fine red wines. Enzo Red is a blend of pectinases that will degrade both cellulase and hemicellulase, releasing anthocyanins and desirable skin tannins. It also releases aromatic compounds along with polysaccharides to help contribute to the aroma and body of your red wine.

By breaking down pectins, Enzo Red helps with faster clarification and easier downstream filtering.

Enzo Red can help to reduce the amount of punch downs or pump overs required. While there is no harm to keeping your existing schedule, it reduces the need for extended skin contact time, helps with extraction when an ideal punch-down schedule can't be maintained, and lessens the amount of time spent in pump over. For pump over in particular, this can be an advantage by lessening the shearing action on seeds that can occur when pumping must.

Enzo Red is obtained from aspergillus niger and does not contain the enzymes cinnamyl esterase (production of barnyard flavors) or anthocyanase which is known to produce oxidized color hues in wine.

Dilute 0.04 to 0.15 g per gal (0.01 to 0.04 g per liter) into water and add directly into the crushed grapes or must. Perform bench trials to determine optimal usage or start with a dosage of 0.1 g per gal (0.025 g per liter) and adjust as desired on future batches.

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