Wine research

Together with you we establish the guidelines for analysing your wine and determining its quality. We carry out chemical analyses as well as an organoleptic assessment (a sensory perception of, for instance, odour and colour). Nowadays, the taste-technical determination accounts for 85% of the chemical -and statistical data.

Meron is the most specialised wine laboratory in the Benelux. So precisely what can we investigate?

The standard chemical analysis package comprises 17 analyses which give you a detailed and complete picture of the wine.

On the basis of these analyses we can trace 95% of the most common irregularities in wine.  We can also make statements about, among other things, the shelf life of wine, compliance with the current appellation and compliance with own and/or legal provisions.

We provide both the ‘taste-technical specification’ and  the ‘chemical specification’. Besides that, our professional tasting panel will taste your wine and provide tasting notes based on the WSET terminology.

The standard chemical analysis package (17 parameters)

  • The shelf life
    • Free sulfite
    • Volatile acids
    • Clarity measurement
  • Application related parameters
    • Sugars
    • Total acids
    • pH value
    • Stability of protein presence
    • Carbon Dioxide / CO2
  • Legal provisions/ Target norms
    • Total sulfite
    • Alcohol
    • Sorbic acid
    • Milk casein (ELISA)
    • Egg white (ELISA)
    • Glucose + Fructose
    • Density
    • Histamine
    • Caloric Value


The laboratory research is conducted using an autoanalyser and specially developed wine analysis techniques. The applied chemical research methods have been assessed by the Accreditation Board and meet the criteria for test laboratories as stipulated in NEN-EN-ISO / IEC 17025:2018. The accreditation applies to the analyses as stipulated in the scope L302.

Meron delivers high quality analytical wine research combined with an organoleptic assessment. Together with you we establish the guidelines for analysing your wine and optimising the quality.


Meron makes quality assurance of wine and its monitoring measurable and ensures a stronger position for its buyer. The reports are based as much as possible on facts (data), subjective elements are eliminated (85% quantitative, 15% qualitative). Meron’s activities/insights have an effect on the entire wine chain: chain optimization, B-to-B transparency in total communication about wine.

Using a Gas Chromatography-Triple Quadrople Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS/MS), Meron is able to screen errors in wine at a very accurate detection level (PPT, parts per trillion). It zooms in on the 31 most common mistakes in wine. The symbiosis that now arises between the observations during the tasting and the robust data from the GC MS/MS provides the buyer, but certainly also the producer, with substantiated feedback on proven or ongoing faults in wine, based on facts.

Off-notes screener

  • 31 off-notes
    • Hydrogen sulfide
    • Methanethiol
    • Acetaldehyde
    • Ethanethiol
    • Dimethyl sulfide
    • 2-Propenal
    • Ethyl Acetate
    • Methanol
    • Dimethyl disulfide
    • Hexanal
    • Diethyl disulfide
    • Styrene
    • Acetic Acid
    • 2-Methylisoborneol
    • Butyric Acid
    • Isovaleric Acid
    • 2-Ethylfenchol
    • 6-Chloro-o-cresol
    • Geraniol
    • 2,4,6-Trichloroanisole
    • Geosmin
    • Guaiacol
    • 2,3,6-Trichloroanisole
    • 2-Bromophenol
    • 2,6-Dichlorophenol
    • 4-Ethylphenol
    • 2-Aminoacetophenone
    • Decanoic Acid
    • 2,3,4-Trichloroanisole
    • 2,4,6-Tribromoanisole
    • Indole