Remove Unknown Aromas & Taints from Wine


Winemaking Challenge: There is an unidentifiable taint or off character not described in winemaking text books.

  • "I don't know what that is."  There is an aroma in your wine you cannot identify. You don't know what it or how it got there, but you will need to eliminate it.
  • "This is not what we intended."  The unknown aroma is not unpleasant, but it is not consistent with house style.

Winesecrets can guide you through this situation.

Winesecrets has a history of developing customized treatment processes to restore impacted wines.  We may not find the source of the taint or identify its cause. We will, however, use our entire arsenal to find a treatment solution that meets your requirements.

Winesecrets will utilize its unique bench scale trial system Test Track to determine the impact of each treatment on your particular problem.  After an initial evaluation by our experience laboratory and cellar experts, small scale treatment trials can begin to determine the best course of action.

The bench trial coupled with Winesecrets' l5 years of experience in restoring distressed wine will allow you to determine the best course of action before committing large volumes of wine to an unknown issue. 

Reverse Osmosis to remove Unknown Taints

Your Results

Winesecrets can remove unknown taint from a wine at rates up to 500 gallons per hour. With this efficient Quality Recovery technology, your wine is:

  • Clean with unknown taint removed.
  • In line with the intended flavor profile.

Your Advantage

The Test Track is a unique bench scale trial system to determine the impact of several treatments on a wine. Your benefits for choosing to work with us include:

  • Decision Control: With Test Track results, you decide the optimal taint mitigation to bring out the desired characters of your wine.
  • Minimal Intervention: Bench trials allow you to determine just the right treatment volume to improve a wine lot. Treat no more than is necessary.
  • Superior Outcomes: Winesecrets uses a highly selective form of adsorbtive carbon, which out-performs bulk carbon methods and organic ion exchange.

Once you decide on a treatment regime, Winesecrets has the equipment to scale up the process from individual barrels to lots in excess of 100,000 gallons. Using our insightful defect reduction system results in wine that is freed from foreign and off-putting sensory elements, free to express a more elegant profile.  Our highly trained, professional staff can return your wine to its intended flavor profile at your winery or at our central location in Sebastopol, CA.  


contact us to fix your unknown taint problem