Arysta LifeScience recently launched Azofol SR in the Western Cape. Azofol SR is used to increase late seasonal Nitrogen levels in the grape varieties used to produce white wine. Azofol SR treatment is promoting the varietal thiols and dramatically enhancing aromas of box tree, tropical and grapefruits in the white wine produced.
Azofol SR has been developed in South Africa since 2008 by Arysta LifeScience and Agronutrition, a De Sangosse Group subsidiary. The product originally comes from research and development project with the French Wine Technical Institute which was aiming at correcting the nitrogen deficiencies in the grape. Azofol SR is now a well-known brand in the French white wine industry where the product is extensively used to make white wine taste more fruity.
Launch meetings were held over 3 days in the three main areas of production, Paarl, Stellenbosch and Robertson with an attendance of around 60 agents and growers. Christian Menay and Thaddey
Nobecourt from Agronutrition and De Sangosse was our guests for the 3 launch days. Christian
Menay explained why Azofol SR should be adopted by the South African wine industry after its great success in France, while MC Coreejes - Nutrition Specialist, Arysta LifeScience – presented the results of the local development trials as well as the product benefits already experienced in South Africa.
“The farmers and wine makers welcomed this new technology with great excitement”, said MC Coreejes – Nutrition Specialist, Arysta LifeScience.
“The development and launch of Azofol SR form part of our strategy to provide customized and value added solutions to South African farmers” – added Max de Bollivier, Head of Marketing and Business Development, Arysta LifeScience Southern Africa.
South Africa ranks as number eight in overall volume production of wines and produces 4 percent of
the world’s wine. White varieties constitute 55.1% of the plantings for wine and currently 100 093 hectares of vines producing wine grapes are under cultivation in South Africa over an area some 800
kilometres in length.