Bentolact S is a proprietary IOC blend of soluble casein and bentonite. It is most effective when used early (e.g. during cold settling of juice). Bentolact S can help reduce bitterness associated with heavy press fractions or moldy grapes. The negative charge of bentonite attracts and precipitates positively charged colloidal and proteinaceous materials which can contribute to off-odors and haze. At the same time the casein will help remove phenolic compounds associated with bitterness and oxidation. Higher dosages may be used for poor quality juice. Bentolact S is supplied in dry form which is soluble in water. For best results, it should be mixed in the juice or wine during a pump-over or tank mixing.
UsageDissolve in 10 times its weight in cold water and mix vigorously to avoid any lumps. Allow the mixture to stand for 3 hours. Add to the juice or wine during a pump-over or a good mixing. Depending upon the wine, a Bentolact S addition may take up to 7 days to settle.
DosagesJuice: 200-1000 ppm (20-100 g/hL; 1.7-8.4 lb/1000 gal)
Wine: 1000-2000 ppm (100-200 g/hL; 8.4-16.7 lb/1000 gal)
*Note: Bench Trials Recommended
StorageDated expiration. Store in a dry, well-ventilated environment at a temperature below 25°C(77°F). Once hydrated, Bentolact S should not be stored for more than 24 hours