Flavor Reimagined

WellVine™ Coastal Chardonnay Marc bridges the gap between sustainability and taste. Not only does WellVine™ have its own unique flavor profile, but also enhances flavors when combined with other foods.

Unlocking the Symphony of Flavor

At the heart of the Wellvine™ Symposium 2023, renowned International Flavor Expert Ralph Jerome took center stage to unravel the intricacies of flavor, delving into the unique characteristics that make slow-ripened coastal Chardonnay grapes the secret behind the beloved Chardonnay wine.

Ralph Jerome began his talk by demystifying flavor, breaking it down into three essential components: aroma, taste, and chemosensory stimuli. These elements, when orchestrated harmoniously, create the symphony of flavors that dance on our taste buds.

Chardonnay, with its slow-ripening process, develops a distinctive flavor profile that captivates wine enthusiasts worldwide. From the aroma that wafts through the air to the complex taste that evolves on the palate, the slow-ripened coastal Chardonnay grapes embody a sensory experience unlike any other.

Flavor Chemistry Research

Contribution of Key Odorants from Skins, Seeds, and Stems to the Aroma of Chardonnay Marc: A Valuable Coproduct of the Wine Industry

Date :

October 12, 2023

Authors :

Sarah Warner, Danielle M. Trudelle, Thien H.Nguyen, and John P. Munafo Jr.

Journal :

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Characterization of Key Odorants in Chardonnay Seeds

Date :

December 13, 2022

Authors :

Sarah Warner and John P. Munafo Jr.

Journal :

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Characterization of Odorants in Chardonnay Marc Skins

Date :

October 8, 2021

Authors :

Melissa Dein, Andrew Moore, Casey Ricketts,Chelsea Huynh, and John P. Munafo Jr

Journal :

Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry