Bentonite for use during fermentation in white and rosé wines.
FERMOBENT® PORE-TEC is a pure granular sodium-calcium based bentonite with low iron for the specific treatment of juice. Due to its low iron content, fermenting on FERMOBENT is possible and encouraged. Fermenting on bentonite improves the release of CO2 during fermentation and the constant contact between fermenting juice and bentonite may eliminate the need for protein stabilization before bottling. This also helps to preserve varietal aromatics as protein fining takes place before volatile aromatics are produced.USAGE
Add FERMOBENT PORE-TEC slowly to approximately 5 times its weight of water and allow to swell. It is not necessary to rehydrate in warm water, cellar temperature or cold water is just fine. Allow a rest period of 4–6 hours. Dispose of supernatant and add remaining bentonite slurry to the must while thoroughly mixing. After fermentation, rack off bentonite and gross lees.STORAGE
Dated expiration. Store in a dry, odor-free and well-ventilated environment below 25°C (77°F). Reseal opened packaging immediately.RECOMMENDED DOSAGE
Bench trials should be conducted to determine dose.
Juice with moderate protein contents
4.2-12.5 lb/1000 gal
Juice with high protein contents and pH values