Whither on the Vine?

PTR-MS analysis of VOCs in Pinot Noir can pin down its origin

July 2017

How well do you know your Pinot Noir? A new method could provide a rapid “fingerprint” of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in this silky smooth, complex little number…

When it comes to wine analysis, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) is a regular at the table, offering accurate analysis and differentiation of VOCs. The word on the ‘vine is, there are faster alternatives – but the presence of ethanol can reduce sensitivity.