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Randox Food Diagnostics Offers Wine Producers Accuracy in Tartaric Acid Detection


Randox 6x3Randox Food Diagnostics has launched a new analysis kit to detect the levels of Tartaric Acid in wine. This kit has been developed to provide superior levels of accuracy and will aid in the assessment of wine quality worldwide.

Unlike most other fruit, grapes contain high levels of Tartaric Acid which gives wine its distinct flavour. Tartaric Acid is a naturally occurring acid found within the flesh of grapes and is one of the most prevalent organic acids, along with L-Malic acid, present in wine. The concentration which is present within the wine has a key role in its acidity and has a profound effect on characteristics such as odour, colour and flavour.

This acid also plays an important role in preservation, as the Tartaric Acid lowers the pH which denatures undesirable bacteria within the wine.  The determination of tartaric acid is also of interest in stability studies, since it forms complexes with potassium and calcium and the resulting precipitate causes undesirable deposits in the bottle. Tartaric deficiency can lead to multiple problems with the taste and colour of a wine.

Randox Food’s Tartaric Acid kit allows the user a highly sensitive (0.5 g/l), lyophilised reagent to ensure stability and a shelf life of up to 2 years. The new Tartaric Acid kit is a versatile reagent that can be used on both the RX altona and RX monaco, as well as a broad range of other spectrophotometers currently available on the market.

The Tartaric Acid kit is now available for purchase worldwide. For further details please contact [email protected]

About Randox Food Diagnostics

With over 30 years’ experience in the diagnostic market, Randox Food Diagnostics continue to transform the landscape of conventional drug residue screening and wine analysis, by developing revolutionary high quality products to improving the global food safety chain. Our versatile range of kits include an extensive list of drug residue ELISAs and biochip arrays, as well as our dedicated enzymatic kits for the wine and beverage markets.

Within Randox Food Diagnostics we offer remarkable tools for the screening of antimicrobials, growth promoting hormones and drugs of abuse in animals and produce. Offering superb limits of detections and simple sample preparations, Randox Food Diagnostics has an extensive and expanding range consisting of 38 ELISA’s and 16 multiplex screening platforms. Our comprehensive range and trusted screening solutions are intertwined with continually improving the standards of global food safety.



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