Enzytec™ Color Tartaric acid

Art. No.: E3100

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Enzytec™ Color Tartaric acid

Art. No.: E3100

Intended use

This test is a colorimetric assay used mainly in wine laboratories for determination of tartaric acid concentration in wine and must. The assay does not involve any enzyme, the reaction is a chemical / colorimetric reaction (therefore it belongs ot the product line Enzytec™ Color).

General Information

The determination of the Tartaric acid concentration is important for the wine industry and belongs to the range of colorimetric tests performed in analysis of wine as the determination of Iron, SO2-free, SO2-total and Copper. These tests are based on the use of chromogens, without any enzyme involved in the reaction.

The test principle is that, under acidic conditions, Tartaric acid (or tartrate) reacts with a Vanadium salt and produces a colored complex (metapervanadyl tartrate). The amount of this chromogen is stoichiometrically related to the amount of tartrate present in the sample. It is measured on a spectrophotometer at 520 nm.


  • Easy: Principle of photometric test; without special sample preparation; without additional laboratory equipment.
  • Fast: Results after 10 minutes reaction time.
  • Favorable: Savings compared to conventional methods of analysis.
  • Reliable: High correlation between photometric and fluorometric methods.
Dear customers,

we have started to provide the documents for our products in an electronic format. These are the Instructions for Use (IFU), the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and the Certificate of Analysis (CoA). For batches placed on the market after 01 January 2024, you can find our documents on the eIFU portal eifu.r-biopharm.com.

Art. NoE3100
Test format2 x 80 ml R1 reagent + 1 x 25 ml R2 reagent (100 assays)
Sample preparationWine samples are tested directly
Incubation time10 minutes
Validated matrices

Wine and must

Detected analyte

Tartaric acid

EvaluationColorimetric assay (520 nm)