Practical tool to protect wine with headspace from pichia membranaefacens and aerobic microorganism
Ideal Use: Protection from film yeast in untopped tanks.
These anti-flor tablets consist of an inert pure-paraffin support in which allyl isosulphocyanate, a natural form of mustard oil has been dissolved. Mustard oil is a volatile substance with high antiseptic properties especially with regard to aerobic microorganisms.
Steryl anti-flor tablets are made with the most up-to-date techniques using fully automated systems, which guarantee consistent quality. The microorganisms responsible for the formation of white film on the surface of wines stored in partially full containers, belong to the specie Pichia, Hansenula and Candida. These are yeasts with a prevalently oxidative metabolism and almost free from fermentative activity. In addition to this alteration, a loss of alcoholic content takes place as well as the formation of acetaldehyde, which gives a vinegary smell to the contaminated wines. By floating on the surface of the liquid, Steryl tablets slowly release the allyl isosulphocyanate, which sterilizes the air above it. As a result, the development of the film is inhibited together with other oxidation related bacterial and enzymatic surface alterations. Steryl substitutes stopper plugs and the practice of Vaseline oil, which is now forbidden.
Dosing: Use one or two tablets of the adequate size, and replace it every 15 days.
Shelf life and storage: Packing in blister packs of aluminum and plastic laminate ensures unlimited preservation and maintains the effectiveness of the product.
Packaging: Steryl tablets are individually wrapped and commercialized in three different packaging sizes, for casks, barrels and tanks of variable dimensions.
*Not legal for US commercial wineries.