A new German-made Carbofresh carbon dioxide dosing unit will be showcased by Winemaking Supplies & Services on Stand 330 during WineTech - The Australian Wine Industry Trade Exhibition to be held at the Adelaide Convention & Exhibition Centre, from July 29 to August 1, 2007.
Small doses of carbon dioxide have been used successfully in Germany for many years to freshen wines, intensify the flavour, and give elegance, particularly to white wines.
While the same technique has been used in Australia, the method of sparging the carbon dioxide into the wine has been crude and uncontrolled, and in some cases excessive, resulting in a spritz in the wine.
The Carbofresh dosing unit allows the operator to dial up the exact dosage in grams / litre, and have the CO2 fully absorbed into the wine prior to bottling either with a cork or ROTE closure.
The Carbofresh dosing unit requires only the gas to operate and requires no electrical connection, which makes it fully transportable (only 5.5 kg) to wherever it is required in the winery.
Fitted with standard 25mm BSM fittings, the Carbofresh dosing unit will deliver flow rates of 1,400 litres per hour. Larger units can deliver up to 30,000 litres per hour.
The Carbofresh dosing unit will carbonate up to 5 bar and is therefore suitable for carbonation of sparkling wines.
More information on WineTech 2007 is available from Reed Exhibitions.