Rootstock influencing the quality and biogenic amines content on Syrah tropical wines


  • Rita de Cássia Mirela Resende Nassur Bahia State University
  • Giuliano Elias Pereira Embrapa
  • Maria Beatriz Abreu Glória UFMG
  • Luiz Carlos Oliveira Lima UFLA



antioxidant activity, phenolic compounds, semiarid, Vitis vinifera


The São Francisco Valley, in Brazil, is a region with harvest of grapes more than once a year due to the peculiar climate condition, being important to evaluate new agronomic variables for the vines and elucidade its influence on wine quality and nutritional compounds. Syrah vines grafted on different rootstocks (IAC-313 and Paulsen 1103) were cultivated in semi-arid conditions in Petrolina, PE, Brazil, and the quality of the wine was evaluated for color, sugars, acidity, phenolic compounds, antioxidant activity and the presence and contents of eight biogenic amines by HPLC (putrescine (PUT) dihydrochloride, spermidine (SPD) trihydrochloride, spermine (SPM) tetrahydrochloride, agmatine (AGM) sulfate, cadaverine (CAD) dihydrochloride, serotonine (SRT) hydrochloride, histamine (HIM) dihydrochloride, tyramine (TYM), tryptamine (TRM) and 2-phenylethylamine (PHM) dihydrochloride). For total sugars, color and antocyanins content in the evaluated wines, no effect from the rootstock was observed. For the wine produced with grapes from Syrah wines grafted on Paulsen 1103 rootstock, was observed the presence of putrescine, agmatine and phenylethylamine with the contents of 8.04, 0.15 and 0.22 µg mL-¹, respectively. The use of the rootstock IAC-313 on Syrah vines at the São Francisco Valley semi-arid conditions, Brazil, resulted in wines with a statistical lower pH and soluble solid contents and higher antioxidant activity and phenolic contents, with only the presence of putrescine of the studied biogenic amines.


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Author Biography

Rita de Cássia Mirela Resende Nassur, Bahia State University

Possui graduação em Agronomia pela Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA). Mestrado em Ciência dos Alimentos pela Universdade Federal de Lavras e Doutorado em Ciência dos Alimentos pela mesma instituição, com período sanduíche na University of California, Davis. Realizou pós-doutorado na área de pós-colheita de frutas e hortaliças na Universidade Federal de Lavras. Foi professora substituta de Química de Alimentos da Universidade Federal de Lavras e desenvolve pesquisas na área de Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos, com ênfase em pós-colheita de frutas e hortaliças.




How to Cite

Resende Nassur, R. de C. M., Pereira, G. E., Glória, M. B. A., & Lima, L. C. O. (2018). Rootstock influencing the quality and biogenic amines content on Syrah tropical wines. Comunicata Scientiae, 8(2), 202–208.



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