The LQA 300 FT-IR wine analyzer from PerkinElmer integrates performance, accuracy, simplicity, and speed to analyze finished wine, must, and must under fermentation samples in one compact solution in less than 45 seconds. Users can master the system with minimal training thanks to the powerful and intuitive user interface, step-by-step workflows, and built-in connectivity and reporting software.

The LQA 300 FT-IR wine analyzer is ideal for routine analysis across the full winemaking process. From grape harvest to vinification to aging and bottling, the LQA 300 could be utilized to examine must, must under fermentation, and finished wine.

  • Rapidly assess grape quality to isolate grapes and plan for fermentation
  • Track vinification to guarantee alcoholic and malolactic fermentation processes take place
  • Verify finished product quality to prevent the need to reprocess batches
  • Observe outcomes for multiple-quality parameters for must, must under fermentation, or finished wine in under 45 seconds

Built upon a first-in-class platform, the LQA 300 advances FT-IR spectrometer technology that has been trusted for over 75 years. Patented technology, like the Dynascan™ interferometer and a temperature-controlled measuring cell, delivers unparalleled precision and stability, without any unwanted complexity.

A large 12″ touchscreen, that has been complemented with intuitive workflows, guarantees that the LQA 300 is simple for users of all skill levels to utilize. To examine a sample, if it is wine must, must under fermentation, or a finished wine sample, just load the sample and further press the large so-called “analyze” icon on the touchscreen.

A rapid 45-second analysis provides eight outcomes for finished wine samples, 10 results for must, and eight for must under fermentation, as elaborated in the tables below.

Table 1. Source: PerkinElmer Food Safety and Quality 

Parameters and Range Parameter Unit Range
Finished Wine Ethanol % Vol 6.4-16
Total Acidity g Tartaric acid/l 3.2-7.3
Malic Acid g/l 0 - 6
Lactic Acid g/l 0 - 3.3
Volatile Acidity g Acetic acid/l 0 - 1.0
Glucose/Fructose g/l 0 - 25
pH   3.0 - 4.2
Density g/cm3 0.99 - 1.04
Must Under Fermentation Ethanol % Vol 1.5 - 16.0
Glucose/Fructose g/l 16.7 - 296.5
Glucose g/l 71 - 152
Fructose g/l 82 - 149
Malic Acid g/l 0.02 - 4.1
Total Acidity g/l 1.5 - 13.5
pH   2.2 - 4.2
Density g/cm3 1.0 - 1.12
Must Total soluble solids (Brix) %m/m 17.5 - 28.5
Glucose/Fructose g/l 16.7 - 296.5
Glucose g/l 71 - 152
Fructose g/l 82 - 149
Malic Acid g/l 0.4 - 5.9
Total Acidity g/l 1.5 - 13.5
pH   2.2 - 4.2
Density g/cm3 1.0 - 1.12
Gluconic acid g/l 0 - 11.3
Glycerol g/l 0 - 4.65


Also, PerkinElmer’s NetPlus™ cloud-based tools enable users to access outcomes and make reports, such as charts and tables, from anywhere at all times.

NetPlus is a strong feature for busy wineries with QA Managers monitoring outcomes from multiple analysis points. Furthermore, an optional module for instrument management consists of tools for configuration maintenance and performance optimization.

For expert users, the LQA 300 consists of strong features for validation, monitoring, and reporting of performance and results. Also, as a result of the Windows connectivity, users can use all standard accessories like barcode scanners or printers. The LQA 300 is easily linked to a local network and can be combined with LIMS software.


Table 2. Source: PerkinElmer Food Safety and Quality

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Technology Type FT-IR
Wave Length Range 400 – 4000 cm-1

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