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ARTICLE: taste of your Wine may be influenced by microbes

Postby StarNews » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:34 am

Aroma and taste of your favourite wine may be influenced by microbes
ABC Science
25 September 2015


The distinctive bouquet and flavour of wine from different winemaking regions may rely more on microbes than previously thought, a study of New Zealand wines shows.

A type of yeast called Saccharomyces cerevisiae, makes a "small but significant" contribution to a wine's flavour and taste, a team of scientists from New Zealand and the UK reported in the journal Scientific Reports.

The researchers said the findings provide the first direct evidence the fungus contributes to that enigmatic wine concept "terroir" - everything from the soil, topography, climate and agricultural processes that go into producing your favourite wine.

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