ConeTech pioneered the use of Very Low Temperature Distillation (VLTD) as a tool for winemakers and has been utilizing and perfecting their offerings for 30 years. As a leader in alcohol and flavor management ConeTech now offers multiple services to the wine industry to assist in creating the best possible traditional, lower alcohol and now no alcohol wines.
For No Alcohol products removing alcohol down to <0.05% abv as desired
ConeTech’s global team of experts has helped launch dozens of non-alcoholic wines including assistance in the identification of the best wine, complete removal of alcohol and complete product development services as desired.
Lower alcohol (Lifestyle) beverages
ConeTech is proud to have been instrumental in the development and launch of the first lifestyle wines launched in the USA and UK and continues to work closely with wine producers launching new product in the growing category of lifestyle wines globally.
Alcohol Adjustment – Reducing alcohol slightly as desired for product style preferences.
With ConeTech’s unique technology, only 10% of the total wine blend needs to be processed for each degree of alcohol reduction, and 90% of that wine is recovered during processing. Also unique to ConeTech, wine does not need to be filtered and can contain a high percentage of solids.
SMOKE TAINT REMOVAL
ConeTech offers a multi-step proprietary process for the elimination of undesirable characters in smoke tainted wines. ConeTech’s team of enologists and food scientists began working on a solution in 2016 and commercialized their solution in 2018. ConeTech’s proprietary method (patent pending) drastically reduces or eliminates both the free and bound compounds that are responsible for the organoleptic deficiencies of smoke tainted wines. The process not only greatly improves smoke tainted wines but does so while protecting a wine’s most delicate aromatic compounds.
ConeTech can dispose of unwanted/tainted wine and can accept transfers in bond from Bonded Wineries into our Distilled Spirits Plant.
ConeTech offers crossflow filtration down to 0.45 micron to be used in conjunction of reverse osmosis processing or before bottling.
ConeTech offers VA removal services alone, or in conjunction with alcohol adjustment. Our technology is the highest quality available and incredibly selective. Nothing other than the unwanted acetic acid is removed.
FLAVOR AND AROMA RECOVERY
ConeTech can concentrate and isolate the volatile flavor profile of liquids and slurries. The oak extract industry for wine additions relies heavily on Spinning Cone technology.
ConeTech offers legal reductions of total FSO2 levels in wine down to 50ppm.
STUCK FERMENTATION SERVICES
ConeTech can reduce the alcohol content of the fermenting must to a level at which the winemaker can re-start the ferment.
SWEET SPOTTING CONSULTATION
ConeTech offers complimentary on-site tasting to determine the best final alcohol strength of the wine being adjusted (the Sweet Spot).
When sugar accumulation is low in the vineyard, ConeTech can remove neutral water to 40 brix while allowing zero loss of flavors and aromas.
ConeTech offers 100% California neutral grape brandy at 70% abv and 85% abv.
SALE OF HIGH PROOF ALCOHOL FOR CLEANING, SANITITIATION, AND FORTIFICATION
60%, 70%, and 85% neutral grape spirits