We suggest that you evaluate the trial on a regular basis by completing a sensory tasting, sulfite analysis, and complete chemical panel. Make sure to include testing for free SO2 levels in this analysis. We believe that free SO2 has the most relevance to balancing the wine's maturation potential with its shelf-life.
The figures in this table represent the number of repetitions of each closure option. An evaluation per this schedule will require 17 bottles.
A complete chemical panel, including free SO2, total SO2, O2, pH, CO2, TA, VA, and Alcohol will provide valuable information during the trial period. This will help you develop a more complete understanding of what happens to your wine under conditions of controlled nano-oxygenation. We suggest running this complete panel every 6 months.