Comparative analytical study of the selected wine varieties grown in Montenegro

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Samples of the selected red wine varieties grown in Montenegro (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vranac; vintages 2010–2012) were compared according to total phenolic content, anti-DPPH radical activity, phenolic profile and elemental composition. All the samples showed profound anti-DPPH radical activity, due to high content of total phenolic compounds (R = 0.92). The most abundant phenolics were catechin and gallic acid with the highest values recorded for Merlot 2012 (43.22 and 28.65 mg/L, respectively). In addition to this, the content of essential elements including the potentially toxic ones was within healthy (safe) level for all the samples analysed. This study has actually pointed out Merlot wine variety as the best quality one, though all three varieties may be used as safe and health-promoting nutritional products.

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Đorđević, N. O., Novaković, M. M., Pejin, B., Mutić, J. J., Vajs, V. E., Pajović, S. B., & Tešević, V. V. (2017). Comparative analytical study of the selected wine varieties grown in Montenegro. Natural Product Research, 31(15), 1825–1830. https://doi.org/10.1080/14786419.2017.1289209

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