University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

OENOLOGY 2503WT - Introductory Winemaking II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 4120
Campus: Waite
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: BIOLOGY 1101 or BIOLOGY 1401 or BIOLOGY 1001, BIOLOGY 1202, OENOLOGY 1018NW, CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1101, CHEM 1200 or CHEM 1201
Assessment: Practical Reports, Assignments, Online quizzes, Exam

The course provides an introduction to modern wine production through the perspective of the Australian wine industry. Introductory topics in grape and wine chemistry are described, including acidity and the impacts of grape and wine acids in winemaking, sulfur dioxide and its uses in winemaking, phenolic compounds and their role in wine composition, and the effects of oxidation upon wine during maturation. All aspects of wine production including harvest, fruit processing, white and red vinification techniques, and alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are described. The principles and practice of processes to stabilise and clarify juices and wines are introduced. Practical activities during the course include an introduction to the techniques of basic chemical and microbiological analysis of grape juice, fermenting musts and final wines, management of a small-scale fermentation under defined conditions, and a visit to a commercial winery.

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Postgraduate Coursework
Non Award

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
4120 Mon 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21754 LE01 80 6 26 Jul - 13 Sep Monday 9am - 11am Charles Hawker, 130, McLeod Lecture Theatre
4 Oct - 25 Oct Monday 9am - 11am Charles Hawker, 130, McLeod Lecture Theatre
Note: OFFSHORE or INTERSTATE STUDENTS impacted by border restrictions are able to enrol in this course and study remotely, however alternative practical activities will need to be completed in consultation with the Course Coordinator.
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21755 PR01 80 6 30 Jul - 17 Sep Friday 1pm - 5pm Wine Science, 113, Laboratory
8 Oct - 29 Oct Friday 1pm - 5pm Wine Science, 113, Laboratory