Chapter 9

Fining Wines

Wine Fining Agents

Each fining agent has its own particular property and can be used for making a specific improvement in the wine. Fining agents should be regarded as processing aids, not ingredients, in removing undesirable elements from wine, including: oxidizable polyphenols, proteins, and other solid compounds. A summary of the various fining agents, dose range, and characteristics are given in Table 9.1.

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