Following the recent bushfire disaster, wine laboratories across the country have been working tirelessly to test grapes for potential smoke taint. ABC News reported on the major issue of smoke taint, mentioning Vintessential’s very own Greg Howell:
“Greg Howell is managing director of Vintessential Laboratories, which has tested thousands of grape samples for smoke taint at four locations around Australia.
He said the distance and the freshness of the smoke had an impact.
“Some vineyards can have smoke on them and not have any smoke taint, while others that are closer and have a longer exposure to the smoke, and the smoke is fresher, can be tainted,” he said.
Testing costs around $300 and the NSW Government is offering funding to cover a number of tests per business up to $1,200.”
For more information on smoke taint testing, be sure to get in touch with the specialists at Vintessential today.