MicroOx is a system that allows for the micro/macro oxygenation of musts and wines with an accurate oxygen supply measured in weight (mg/s).
Oxygen addition by weight is the only way to accurately dose the oxygen supply. The number of chemical reactions that occur in the presence of oxygen are determined by the number of oxygen molecules added to the must/wine. In the same volume of oxygen, the number of molecules present depends on the temperature and pressure, therefore only the dosage by weight can allow for the identification of the exact quantity (number of moles) of oxygen added to the liquid.
MicroOx does not require particularly high input pressure and compensates for potential pressure variations in output (independent from the input pressure) in order to maintain a constant oxygen supply during the whole treatment. The equipment has efficient auto diagnostic and safety systems, and therefore there is an immediate stoppage in the case of malfunctions. This device has the capabilities of improving yeast health throughout fermentation, minimizing reductive and off aromas, solidifying color, aiding in mouthfeel and tannin evolution during maturation, mimicking barrel aging with complimentary use of oak alternatives and opening up a wine prior to bottling.
MicroOx can be used for three types of oxygenation:
The system guarantees a linear and constant supply since it does not use dosage chambers but rather sensors that measure the gas supply in real time. A powerful microprocessor and an advanced software system make the necessary calculations in order to maintain the desired oxygen supply in weight during the whole treatment.