By: Lilla Németh, Messer Hungarogáz

Nitrogen for winemaking

Hungary | The Nyakas winery cultivates its grapes on the Buda side of the Etyek-Buda wine region in northwestern Hungary, not far from the capital, Budapest. In the cellar, the multiple award-winning vintners rely on state-of-the-art technology to transfer the primary aromas and constituent materials of the grapes to the bottle in the most pristine condition possible: nitrogen from Messer prevents oxidation during the processing of the grapes.

Nyakas uses the inert gas not only during processing, as is common practice in the industry, but also after fermentation up to the filling process. This winery was one of the first in Hungary to automate its grape harvesting. In a technologically closed system, the protective gas prevents all oxidation. That’s why Nyakas’ wines are exceptionally fresh and fruity.