Schneider-Enology is a consulting company for enology and related fields. It is based in Germany with a laboratory for quality control and experimental enology, technical plants for wine stabilization, and sparkling wine producing facilities. Its internationally experienced wine-making staff operates in several European countries, providing technical and scientific support for the production of a large range of top-level wines.
Own research equipment and associated experimental wineries in Germany and Slovenia ensure a continuously developing up-to-date experience in all enological concerns. The experimental work is part of a strategy for constant innovation and provides for the ability to meet new challenges in varying circumstances.
Research work covers topics like:
- appearance of astringency and flavour degradation during oxidative ageing of white wines, the role of phenolics involved and its prevention;
- tannin-management in red wines, tannin polymerization and its sensory evolution as induced by various levels of oxygen supply;
- ageing in oak barrils and sur-lie;
- acidity management, malolactic and chemical desacidifications;
- volatile sulfur compounds and sulfur-based off-flavours, their origin and prevention;
- sensory analysis.
Results have been published in more than hundred papers among which the most important ones are (titles in original language):
Schneider, V.: Oxidative Weinalterung, Part II: Analytische Ansätze. Das Deutsche Weinmagazin, No 18, 1993, 18-26.
Schneider, V.: Comportement des vins obtenus par oxygénation des moûts blancs. Revue Fr. d'Oenologie, No. 130, 1991, 33-42.
Schneider, V.: Evaluation of small amounts of flavonoid phenols in white wines by colorimetric assays. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 46, 2 (1995), 274-277.
Schneider, V.: Must hyperoxidation: A review. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 49, 1 (1998), 65-73.
Schneider, V.: Barriques im Vergleich. Das Deutsche Weinmagazin, No. 22, 1998, 16-21.
Schneider, V.: Weißwein im Holzfaß, Part II: Wirkung von Holz und Feinhefe. Die Winzer-Zeitung, No. 2, 1999, 32-34.