Pre-bottling analysis and Post-bottling analyis of wine

Pre-bottling analysis and Post-bottling analyis of wine

Pre-bottling Analysis

Pre-bottling analysis is a cost effective way to anticipate problems and solve them in the tank or vat - rather than being left with unsaleable wine in bottles. Our analysis suite, combined with our expert knowledge, allows you to optimise shelf life and quality at point of sale, ensure that wine is compliant with legal regulations and prevent financially damaging quality issues arising.

The analyses included in this suite typically include:

  • Alcohol
  • Free sulphur dioxide
  • Total sulphur dioxide
  • Total acid
  • pH
  • Reducing sugar
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Protein stability
  • Chill stability
  • Organoleptic assessment*

* All wines are tasted by an experienced panel, trained to detect and identify taints and contaminants. Combined with data from the above suite of tests, we can then use our experience to advise you on the quality, acceptability and legality of your product and advise you of palliative treatments if problems arise.

Example of a Pre-bottling certificate of analysis (pdf)

Post-bottling Analysis

The analyses included in this suite typically include:

  • Microbiology
  • Alcohol
  • Free sulphur dioxide
  • Total sulphur dioxide
  • Volatile acidity
  • Chill stability
  • Total dry extract
  • Total acid
  • pH
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Reducing sugar
  • Protein stability
  • Organoleptic assessment*

* All wines are tasted by an experienced panel, trained to detect and identify taints and contaminants. Combined with data from the above suite of tests, we can then use our experience to advise you on the quality, acceptability and legality of your product and advise you of remedial measures if problems arise.

Example of Post-bottling certificate of analysis (pdf)

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Where we refer to UKAS Accreditation

The Campden BRI group companies listed below are both accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard ISO17025:2017 by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The accreditation demonstrates technical competence for a defined scope of methods, specific to each site, as detailed in the schedules of accreditation bearing the testing laboratory number. The schedules may be revised from time to time and reissued by UKAS. The most recent issue of the schedules are available from the UKAS website www.ukas.com

Campden BRI (Chipping Campden) Limited is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1079 Campden BRI (Nutfield) is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 1207