Potassium Polyaspartate (KPA), the key ingredient in the Zenith Range, has been authorized and listed by Health Canada, allowing for its use in wines destined for the Canadian market.
Windsor, CA (Februrary 23, 2021) — Enartis USA, a leading supplier to the wine industry, is pleased to announce that Health Canada has approved Zenith for use in Canada. Zenith is a range of revolutionary products containing potassium polyaspartate (A-5D K/SD) for tartrate and color stabilization in red, white and rosé wines at every level of instability.
Zenith is the end of cold stabilization as per the results of research carried out for more than six years by prestigious international institutes and universities. The intrinsic properties of potassium polyaspartate, a polyaminoacid produced from L-aspartic acid, an amino acid naturally present in grapes, make it possible for Zenith to maintain total tartrate and color stability over time, withstand thermal stress and inhibit the formation of tartrate crystals, all without altering the organoleptic properties of wine. Zenith requires minimal energy use, water and manpower due to its simple and quick application.
“In addition to ensuring more stable wines and allowing wineries to remain competitive, which are obvious benefits for the entire winemaking sector, Zenith is a milestone in environmental sustainability” – Samuele Benelli, Business Director, Enartis International. “We have calculated that wineries can save up to 80% of energy and drinking water, and greenhouse gas emissions can be cut by 90% simply by using this product.”
Zenith, which enters the family of Enartis stabilizers including metatartaric acid, gum Arabic, resins, mannoproteins and CMC, is the result of complex and meticulous work that started in 2011 with research on potassium polyaspartate and evolved into the StabiWine project. This involved the collaboration of prestigious research institutes, universities and international winemaking industries, including the University of Milan, University of Turin, University of Zaragoza, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), the Italian Association for Organic Agriculture (AIAB), Australian Wine Research Institute, Institut Rhodanien, Vinidea and the Institut Francais de la Vigne et du Vin (IFV).
“Skills utilized on a global level, the ability to harness them into concrete use and the relationships developed with prestigious institutions around the world have enabled Enartis to inaugurate a new era of enology” – Gianni Triulzi, R&D Manager of Enartis.
Enartis is part of Esseco Group, the Italian industrial group that has been working on technological innovation and production capacity for the world of inorganic chemistry and enology for nearly a century. With a range of over 300 specialized products — tannins, enzymes, fermentation nutrients, yeast, bacteria, stabilizers, and clarifying and fining agents — and over 200 employees, the company now supports more than 10,000 manufacturers in 50 countries to improve wine quality and ensure full compliance with global standards. The ongoing commitment to research and development, FSSC 22000 International Food Safety System Certification with the most stringent enological and food quality requirements enable Enartis to provide innovative solutions and safe products to make wines that fully express and elevate their character. In the USA, Enartis also offers laboratory supplies and equipment, reagents and chemicals, and organic vineyard fertilizers.