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La couleur des vins rouges. 2e partie : mesure, origine et interprétation


The various analysis required for the measure of the red wines color are discussed and explained : absorbance at 420, 520 and 620 nm, determination of anthocyanins, p.v.p. and ionisation index.

The part played in the absorbance at 520 nm by the free anthocyanins and the tannins-anthocyanins complex is investigated.

The study of two red wines from two vinifications and stored in barrels for six months is carried out as an application.


Yves Glories


Affiliation : Faculté d’OEnologie, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, 351, cours de la libération, 33405 Talence cedex, France


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