Red Wine Color Concentration

for Wine Color Intensity

Color Concentrate

Winemaking Challenge:  Red wine color does not meet expectations. You prefer not to use a stock colorant.

  • "The color was better last year." Vintage variation and unexpected weather conditions can affect color.
  • "Marketing wants a more intense appearance." Aroma and flavor are acceptable, but wine lacks the color requested by marketing.
  • "We produce Estate Bottled wine." Stock colorant will affect "Estate" designation.

Winesecrets can guide you through this problem.

Winesecrets now offers a Custom Colorant to improve red wine color intensity. The color product is made from your fruit or fruit you designate, so you get exactly what you want.

  • Red fruit of your choice is extracted with Flash Détente.
  • Resultant highly colored wine is concentrated with Ultrafiltration. A resultant by-product is lightly colored. Ideal for a Rosé program or for bulk sales.
  • Produce as much or as little as you need.

Your Results

Custom Colorant adds color to your wine.

  • Intensity (Absorbance at 420 nm + 520 nm) increases to bring about a richer, darker appearing wine.
  • The colorant favors red pigments (520 nm) bringing more red character and less brown color. Your wine matches or exceeds color from prior vintages.
  • Marketability and perceived quality increase. Wine is judged on flavors and aromas and not appearance.
  • Produced with your fruit or wine, estate designation stays intact.

Your Advantages

Custom Colorant is wine with no residual sugar or increased alcohol made from vinifera grapes: Your benefits of using this product include:

  • Wine Integrity: Your wine is 100% vinifera. The competitors color additive is made from a hybrid bred with vitis rupestris.
  • Wine consistency: Concentrate additives derived from hybrid grapes bring along distinct native characters and significant sugar.
  • Operational Efficiency: Filterability is not an issue as with juice concentrate additives.

Winesecrets is scheduling custom colorant operations for the 2018 vintage.  Our highly trained, professional staff can produce a wine additive that meets your specifications at your winery or at our central location in Sebastopol, CA. 


Contact us to fix your color concentration problem