A bottle of wine’s oxygen content has a great effect on its quality, stability, and longevity. This is why monitoring and controlling the oxygen incorporation at different stages of the wine-making and bottling process is becoming a growing concern for wineries. Although oxygen is a part of the wine’s natural aging process, adverse levels can cause discoloration to white wines and flavor degradation to both white and red varietals. To ensure the consumer is getting the highest-quality product, measuring the concentration of molecular oxygen of wine after bottling is very important.
Using an Orion Star A223 RDO/DO portable meter with an RDO optical dissolved oxygen sensor enables wineries to continually produce high-quality wines. Because the RDO sensor allows the wine to be measured directly in the bottle, dissolved oxygen measurements can be made with speed and accuracy. The speed, accuracy, and precision of the RDO sensor is equivalent or superior to current DO measurement techniques.