What is the source of ochratoxin A in wine?

F. J. Cabañes, F. Accensi, M. R. Bragulat, M. L. Abarca, G. Castellá, S. Minguez, A. Pons

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During a microvinification trial using natural mouldy grapes from a research experimental vineyard, ochratoxin A (OTA) contaminated white wine was obtained. Potential OTA-producing mycobiota of grape samples used in this microvinification process was assessed. Only Aspergillus carbonarius isolates were detected as producers of OTA. Our report is a strong evidence of the contribution of A. carbonarius in the OTA contamination in wine. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-215
JournalInternational Journal of Food Microbiology
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2002


  • Aspergillus carbonarius
  • Black aspergilli
  • Ochratoxin A
  • Wine


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