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CDR WineLab®

We believe each wine should be treated with attention and good care. For this, we developed an easy, reliable and complete system for wine analysis. CDR WineLab® Touch Analyzer – one instrument, a thousand advantages!

CDR WineLab® allows you to easily perform quality control tests on wine and must. CDR WineLab® system does not require a dedicated laboratory or skilled personnel; a single device enables you to perform a wide range of tests more rapidly and accurately than traditional methods. CDR WineLab®: one instrument, a thousand advantages.


The CDR WineLab® Touch is a fast, simple and reliable analysis system for determining multiple parameters in wine and must. Fast results enables the winemaking process to be monitored in real time, allowing for appropriate oenological strategies for production.




1. Add test sample to the reagent vial.

2. Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

3. The results are automatically calculated, displayed and printed.


Acetic Acid
Total Acidity
L-Lactic Acid
L-Malic Acid
Malolactic fermentation
Free and Total SO2
Glucose and Fructose
Fermentable Sugars
Glycerol in wine and must
Gluconic Acid
Yeast assumable nitrogen (YAN)
Anthocyanines in wine and must
TPI – Total Polyphenols Index at 280nm
Colour intensity and tonality

ADVANTAGES with CDR WineLab® system

Why is it that better a rapid, simple and reliable system to analyze wine? A kind of instrument you can use directly in the winery during all the phases of winemaking and wine production? Because:

  • it allows to monitor in real time the winemaking process
  • it allows to manage as best the treatments on wine and must
  • it allows to choose the most appropriate oenological strategies for production
  • it is appropriate for the analytical needs of winemakers and wineries

With CDR WineLab® systems you can have all of that!

The new analysis systems for wine and must, CDR WineLab® Touch and CDR WineLab® Junior, are enriched with innovative elements that empower their performances.

CDR WineLab® systems

WineLab-TouchCDR WineLab® Touch: designed for analyses of wine and must is able to analyze 16 samples at the same time, endowed with 5,7” LCD touchscreen, printer, incubation cells, Ethernet (LAN) connection, USB for PC connection, USB for the transfer of the analyses’ data.





CDR WineLab® Junior: designed for  analyses of wine and must,  is able to analyze 3 samples at the same time, endowed with 4,3”  LCD touchscreen, USB for PC connection, Bluetooth 2.1




Multitasking Mode

2063caf0b6502c42336c053a539ad3caThe Multitasking Mode, only present on CDR WineLab® Touch, allows to manage the determinations of several analytical parameters at the same time.

The Multitasking Mode allows the system to process one analysis and to start another one at the same time, with the possibility to go back to the first one at any moment.

The Multitasking Mode is also useful to determine rapidly the complete analytical profile of a wine sample.

For example, in 10 minutes you can determine in one only analytical session:
Acetic Acid, Malic Acid, Lactic Acid, Fermentable Sugars, pH, Total Acidity, Total sulfur dioxide, Free sulfur dioxide, Alcohol. The analyses to execute can be combined freely in the order that you prefer.


CDR WineLab® systems make easy and support the work of winemakers and wineries:

  • Simple to use: in the winery, during the different winemaking phases, without the help of skilled staff; moreover the “step by step” guide assists the operator in case of doubts about the analysis method procedure;
  • Exploitation of simple and optimized methods, rapid to perform, without risks, without waste and without the need of an equipped laboratory;
  • Remove the necessity to engage an external laboratory;
  • Allow to make rapid and safe decisions: in few minutes you obtain reliable results on tens of samples;
  • The systems give accurate results, verified by the correlation curves and the conformity with the reference chemical analysis methods;
  • The systems perform a complete range of analysis, all the main parameters for wine and must, for the control of the winemaking process;
  • Small size dimensions, compact and does not request maintenance: the system is a spectrophotometer fitting the analytical needs of wineries and oenologists.



Simple Methods

Analytical methods of CDR WineLab® systems are simpler as compared to the official ones. Tests can be performed in a few simple steps:

  • Select the parameter to measure from the menu on the touchscreen: the systems automatically select the correct wavelength
  • Use the supplied pipette to add the correct volume of sample to the reagent contained in the cuvette.
  • Follow the displayed instructions.
  • The result is automatically calculated in a few minutes, displayed and printed by means of the on-board printer.

There is no need to clean containers or other accessories or the traditional “glassware”. It is also possible to run a single test without performing the start-up procedure.
The systems eliminate the need of having a dedicated laboratory.

The only requirements to run a test are a resting surface and an electrical socket. Tests can be performed in any location without any risk of soiling.

No Technical Support and Maintenance Expenses

Systems are supplied pre-calibrated and do not require complex and regular calibration procedures. The systems have been calibrated on the basis of comparative tests, carried out using official methods on hundreds of samples.

The systems do not require costly spare parts: the analyzers use LED luminous sources and do not therefore require the maintenance that is usually needed for photometers with tungsten luminous filaments.

Sensitive and Accurate Measuring Systems

The results of wine and must analyses with CDR WineLab® systems are correlated with the results of the analyses obtained with official and reference methods. Therefore CDR WineLab® analysis systems for wine and must are sensitive, accurate and reliable measurement instruments. ISVEA Validation

Analytical Kits

Acetic Acid10*3003600,05 -1,20 g/L acetic acid
L-Lactic Acid10*3002800,1-3,6 g/L lactic acid
L-Malic Acid10*3003400,05 – 2,9 g/L malic acid
Free SO210*3003451 – 60 mg/L SO2
Total SO210*300350White Wine 15 – 250 mg/L SO2
Red Wine 20 – 250 mg/L SO2
Total Sugar10*3003550,04 – 400 g/L glucose/fructose
Glucose and Fructose10*3003550,1 – 400 g/L glucose/fructose
Anthocyanins in Wine10*30055310 – 1000 mg/L of Cyanidin 3-O – glucoside
Anthocyanins in Must10*30045910 – 1180 mg/L of Cyanidin 3-O – glucoside
Polyphenols10*300488150 – 3300 mg/L gallic acid
Alcohol content10*3006034 – 22 %vol
YAN – Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen10*30043530 – 300 mg/L N inorganic and 30 – 300 mg/L N organic
pH10*3003103,00 – 4,00
Total Acidity10*3003201,00 – 10,00 g/L tartaric acid
Glycerol10*3005152 – 15 g/L glycerol
Malolactic Fermentation10*3002870,5 – 5,00 g/L
Acetaldehyde10*3004151 – 300 mg/L acetaldehyde
Gluconic Acid10*3005830,05 – 1,00 g/L
Copper10*3005770,005 – 1,00 mg/L
TPI – Total Polyphenols Index10*3004952 – 3000 mg/L gallic acid
Intensity and Tonality10*2300631,00 – 20,00
Catechins10*3005931 – 30 mg/L

All CDR WineLab® equipment and reagent orders and shipments are only available to the following U.S. States: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan,Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, DC, West Virginia , Wisconsin. For all U.S. orders outside of this territory please contact rlewis@atpgroup.com

Technical Specifications of CDR WineLab® systems

The system: 37° C controlled temperature photometer
Photometric module:
6 channels with different wavelengths in 4 reading cells
Incubation module:
37° C thermostated block with 16 positions (Touch model only)
Touch model: 5,7” TFT color LCD touchscreen
Junior model: 4,3” Wide TFT color LCD touchscreen
Touch model: 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB port type B for technical service and PC connection, 1 Ethernet port (LAN)
Junior model: 1 USB port type B for technical service and PC connection, Bluetooth 2.1
Internal Storage: 4 GB internal memory to store the performed tests
Database format: CSV and XML file, compatible with all formats of database (e.g.: xls, SQL)
Graphic printer on board 80mm width (Touch model only)
Touch model: 2,80 Kg
Junior model: 0,80 Kg
Touch model: 32 cm x 29,5 cm x 13 cm (L x D x H)
Junior model: 15 x 22 x 8,3 cm (L x D x H)
Power Supply:
Touch model: external power supply AC/DC Prim. voltage: 100 – 250V, 47 – 63 Hz, 0,8 A Sec. voltage 24V, 1,4 VA, max.: 3,0 A
Junior model: external power supply AC/DC 24 V Prim. voltage: 100 – 250V, 47 – 63 Hz, 0,8 A Sec. voltage 24V, 1,4 VA, max.: 3,0 A or lithium ion battery (optional)
Environment conditions to operate: the analyzer and its equipment work at room temperature, from 15°C to 35°C and relative humidity from 20% to 80% not condensed.

Reference Standards

EN 50081/1. Electromagnetic compatibility: emission – residential environments – light industry.
EN 55022. A Measurement of radio disturbances on IT equipment.
EN 50082/2 Electromagnetic susceptibility radiated and induced.
ENV 50140 Electromagnetic compatibility: immunity test in presence of radiated electromagnetic RM fields.



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