Sensorial Analysis of Wines from Malpighia glabra L. Pulp

  • Sheyla dos Santos Almeida UFF
  • Roberto Rodrigues Souza, de UFS
  • José Carlos Curvelo Santana UNICAMP
  • Elias Basile Tambourgi UNICAMP


This work aimed to make the sensorial analysis of Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra L.) wines. A standardized questionnaire was used to evaluate the effect of soluble solids (°Brix) and the concentration of fruit pulp on sensorial quality attributes (color, flavor and aroma) of wines; which were measured on hedonic scale, to obtain the best condition for manufacturing wine from Barbados cherry. Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast was used
for fermentation. Results showed that Barbados cherry wines were suave, sweet and with 11°GL of alcohol concentration. Flavor and color of wines were characteristic of acerola fresh fruit. The t Student test showed that did not present any significant difference among the wines in both these sensorial attributes. Increasing the initial °Brix of must, the wine obtained had better acceptance and there was no effect of pulp mass on sensorial
attributes studied. Sensorial analysis revealed that the best Barbados cherry wine was obtained for a must with composition of 22 g/L of sugar and 1 kg of Barbados cherry pulp for each 6 liter of wine. This work supports the usage of acerola for obtaining high quality wines which possess pleasing aroma and shiny red color.
How to Cite
Almeida, S., Souza, de, R., Santana, J. C., & Tambourgi, E. (2010). Sensorial Analysis of Wines from Malpighia glabra L. Pulp. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 5(1), 63-74. Retrieved from