Acetaldehyde

Acetaldehyde

Details:

Analysis Code: ACG

Reporting Units: µ/L

Turn-around Time: 3 days


Available Method:

GC-FID


Recommended uses:

Problems

Oxidation of ethanol promotes browning and the development of acetaldehyde. It then promotes microbial growth and results in the loss of fruit character. For most wine varietals, acetaldehyde formation is a fault, although there are a few exceptions such as the Sherry's produced in Southern Spain.