NomaSense is said to offer is “the first portable Total Package Oxygen (TPO) meter designed specifically for the wine industry and allows users to measure and control the total amount of oxygen in wine, particularly during bottling.
Vice president of innovation and strategy at Nomacorc, Malcolm Thompson, said: “By developing a sophisticated, easy-to-use analyser, we hope to provide more winemakers with the proper tools to manage oxygen pick-up at bottling and deliver wines just as they intend.”
Wineries can measure both head space and dissolved oxygen using an integrated conversion calculator to determine the TPO, says the company. The NomaSense O2 P300 has a limit of detection of 15 parts per billion (ppb) and is intended for use throughout the winemaking process – most importantly at the bottling line – to improve quality control. The more sensitive NomaSense O2 P6000 has a lower detection limit of 1 part per billion and can also serve as a quality control tool, but is more specifically for laboratory use and scientific study.
Nomacorc’s global director of enology, Dr. Stéphane Vidal, said: “The ability to measure and manage oxygen is critical to ensuring wine quality and extending the shelf-life potential of wines. The substantive enhancements to the NomaSense product line allow wineries to improve wine quality and help achieve bottle-to-bottle consistency.”
The company says other features and benefits include an improved user-friendly software interface with easier navigation, as well as enhanced data and file management systems for better traceability. The new devices also make sample identification easier via a QR code reader. The device is significantly smaller in size compared to the original NomaSense analyser and is more affordable, says Nomacorc.