Investigations of la Rioja terroir for wine production using 1H NMR metabolomics

  1. López-Rituerto, E. 1
  2. Savorani, F. 2
  3. Avenoza, A. 1
  4. Busto, J.H. 1
  5. Peregrina, J.M. 1
  6. Engelsen, S.B. 2
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    GRID grid.119021.a

  2. 2 University of Copenhagen

    University of Copenhagen

    Copenhague, Dinamarca

    GRID grid.5254.6

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

ISSN: 0021-8561

Year of publication: 2012

Volume: 60

Issue: 13

Pages: 3452-3461

Type: Article

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DOI: 10.1021/jf204361d PMID: 22397579 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84859400486 WoS: 000302336500015 GOOGLE SCHOLAR


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In this study, La Rioja wine terroir was investigated by the use of 1H NMR metabolomics on must and wine samples. Rioja is a small wine region in central northern Spain which can geographically be divided into three subareas (Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja, and Rioja Alavesa). The winemaking process from must, through alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, was followed by NMR metabolomics and chemometrics of nine wineries in the Rioja subareas (terroirs). Application of interval extended canonical variate analysis (iECVA) showed discriminative power between wineries which are geographically very close. Isopentanol and isobutanol compounds were found to be key biomarkers for this differentiation. © 2012 American Chemical Society.