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dc.contributor.advisorBastian, Sue-
dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Trent-
dc.contributor.advisorRistic, Renata-
dc.contributor.advisorWilkinson, Kerry Leigh-
dc.contributor.authorSaltman, Yaelle-
dc.description.abstractFlavour additives are routinely used in food and beverage industries to enhance aroma and flavour intensity, mitigate undesirable attributes and/or better meet consumer expectations. In Australia, the legislation governing wine production prohibits the use of flavour additives. However, the potential for flavourings to be used to overcome sensory deficiencies, is an attractive option for both the wine industry and consumers. This thesis explores the sensory properties, composition and consumer acceptance of flavoured wines and the impact of bottle ageing. Three key studies were undertaken: 1. An online survey to determine consumer acceptance of and attitudes toward the use of additives in wine and food; 2. An investigation into the impact of flavourings on the sensory profiles and consumers acceptability of flavoured wines; and 3. A maturation trial to explore the effect of bottle ageing on the composition and sensory properties of flavoured wines. An online survey was administered nationally to determine Australian wine consumers’ acceptance of the use of additives in food and wine production. Based on self-reported wine knowledge scores, consumers (n=1031) were segmented into low (n=271), medium (n=528) and high (n=232) knowledge segments. Surprisingly, irrespective of wine knowledge, consumers were significantly more accepting of natural flavourings, natural colour, and additives associated with health benefits (e.g. vitamins and minerals) than legally permitted winemaking additives (e.g. oak chips and tannins). Consumers were also asked to identify desirable flavours in wines and their responses indicated preferences for fruity characters; i.e. lemon and apple in white wines and blackcurrant and raspberry in red wines. The influence of flavourings on wine sensory properties and consumer acceptability of flavoured wines was subsequently investigated. Based on consumer reported flavour preferences identified in the online survey, natural flavourings were added to four inexpensive commercial wines (two Chardonnay and two Shiraz wines) to intensify selected aroma and flavour attributes. Descriptive analysis (DA) compared the sensory profiles of control and flavoured wines, and established an overall increase in the intensity of pleasurable attributes (e.g. citrus aroma or oak flavour) and/or a decrease in undesirable characters (e.g. green and earthy notes) in flavoured wines. Acceptance tests (n=218) were then held to assess consumer liking of flavoured wines. Segmentation based on individual liking scores enabled identification of three distinct clusters for each of the white and red wine tastings. For Chardonnay: Cluster (C) 1 liking was driven by passion fruit aroma; C2 by stone fruit aroma and oak flavour; and C3 by butter aroma and honey flavour. Drivers for Shiraz liking included: red fruit and confectionery aromas for C1; green aromas and oak flavour for C2; and confectionery and oak aroma for C3. The final experiment investigated the impact of 12 months bottle ageing on the composition and sensory properties of flavoured wines. Flavour additives and control and flavoured wines were analysed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry to identify the volatile constituents responsible for the modification of sensory profiles of flavoured wines. However, the volatile compounds identified as constituents of flavour additives were either not detected in flavoured wines or were present at similar concentrations to those of corresponding control wines. DA of control and flavoured wines was performed after bottling (t=0) and after 12 months of bottle ageing (t=1), to determine any changes in wine sensory profiles. At t=0, flavoured white wines exhibited enhanced fruit aromas and flavours, but differences in sensory profiles between control and flavoured wines were less apparent at t=1. Compared to the control wines, the impact of ageing on flavoured Shiraz wines was less obvious, such that sensory differences were still apparent between control and flavoured wines after bottle ageing. The project provides the wine industry with information that might enable producers to better identify and meet the needs of their consumers, subject to appropriate legislative change.en
dc.subjectnatural flavour additivesen
dc.subjectconsumer acceptanceen
dc.subjectsensory profilesen
dc.subjectResearch by Publication-
dc.titlePotential for natural flavour additives to improve the sensory properties and consumer acceptance of wineen
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Agriculture, Food and Wineen
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dc.description.dissertationThesis (Ph.D.) (Research by Publication) -- University of Adelaide, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, 2017.en
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