Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Fernández K. and Agosin E. (2007)

Quantitative analysis of red wine tannins using Fourier-Transform Mid-Infrared Spectrometry. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf071193d

Revista : Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Volumen : 55
Número : 18
Páginas : 7294-7300
Tipo de publicación : ISI Ir a publicación


Tannin content and composition are critical quality components of red wines. No spectroscopic method assessing these phenols in wine has been described so far. We report here a new method using Fourier transform mid-infrared (FT-MIR) spectroscopy and chemometric techniques for the quantitative analysis of red wine tannins. Calibration models were developed using protein precipitation and phloroglucinolysis as analytical reference methods. After spectra preprocessing, six different predictive partial least-squares (PLS) models were evaluated, including the use of interval selection procedures such as iPLS and CSMWPLS. PLS regression with full-range (650−4000 cm-1), second derivative of the spectra and phloroglucinolysis as the reference method gave the most accurate determination for tannin concentration (RMSEC = 2.6%, RMSEP = 9.4%, r = 0.995). The prediction of the mean degree of polymerization (mDP) of the tannins also gave a reasonable prediction (RMSEC = 6.7%, RMSEP = 10.3%, r = 0.958). These results represent the first step in the development of a spectroscopic methodology for the quantification of several phenolic compounds that are critical for wine quality.