No[OX] is an animal-free, non-allergenic fining aid that removes oxidized characters in juice and wine.
No[OX] is an innovative, highly specialized chitosan-bentonite fining aid. This animal-free, non-allergenic fining aid is superior to SO2 and other casein alternatives at removing oxidized characteristics including color, aromas and flavors. Additionally, No[OX] can remove herbaceous and bitter notes and increase freshness, resulting in significant quality improvements.TTB Status
This animal-free, non-allergenic fining agent is a viable alternative to casein. No[OX] contains chitosan. Only chitosan products derived from Aspergillus niger
may be used in wine to remove spoilage organisms (27 CFR § 24.250). Other uses of chitosan are not currently allowed, including the use described here. We are working to expand approval of Aspergillus niger
-sourced chitosan for use in the applications described here and elsewhere. Updated Jan. 25, 2021.
300-800 ppm; 30-80 g/hL; 2.5-6.67 lb/1000 gal
200-600 ppm; 20-60 g/hL; 1.67-5 lb/1000 gal
*Bench trials recommended for wine
Slowly add No[OX] in 10 times its weight of clean, chlorine-free water, mixing constantly until suspension is homogenous. There must be no lumps in the suspension. Depending on the amount of No[OX] to rehydrate this can take up to one hour. No[OX] is insoluble, so it is essential that the solution is mixed during addition. Rack once lees are well settled.
Dated expiration. Store away from light and in a dry, odor-free environment below 25°C(77 °F). Once opened, use immediately.