Comparative Technological Characteristic of the Aligote 61-6 and Aligote N 10 Clones, Cultivated in the Soil and Climatic Conditions of the Region of Pleven

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Authors: Tatyana Yoncheva and Zdravko Nakov

Volume/Issue: Volume 23: Issue 1

Published online: 26 May 2020

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/ahr-2020-0007


Abstract

In the period 2011–2013 a technological characteristic of the Ukrainian clone Aligote 61-6 was made at the Institute of Viticulture and Enology – Pleven. The Bulgarian candidate-clone Aligote N 10 was used for control. During the grapes ripening, the dynamics of sugar accumulation was monitored. Upon technological maturity the indicators of the yields were accounted and mechanical analysis was performed. The chemical composition of the must, the obtained wines and their organoleptic qualities were analyzed. In its mechanical composition, Aligote 61-6 was typically wine one and it did not differ significantly in the texture and structure of the cluster and berry from the control. The theoretical yield of both clones was high. They exhibited good sugar accumulation and similar acid content. Grapes from the control had better technological indicators for obtaining wines of optimal chemical composition and quality. In the 2011 and 2013 vintages, the control wines exceeded those of the Ukrainian clone in terms of sugar-free extract content. The experimental wines Aligote N 10 had higher titratable acidity compared to the Ukrainian clone. The difference in the phenolic substances ratio and the colour intensity in the samples from both clones were insignificant. The control wines were superior in their organoleptic qualities to those of the Ukrainian clone.


Keywords: Aligote, grapes, wine, chemical composition, organoleptic characteristics

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