Thinking about Malolactic Fermentation
What do you hope to achieve when sending wine through malolactic fermentation?
Feb 2014 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
This is the time of year when I think about malolactic fermentation. Actually I think about fermentation, both alcoholic and malolactic, pretty much all the time, but this is the time when most wineries in the northern hemisphere are shepherding wine through malolactic fermentation. What Do I Mean By Malolactic Fermentation? In the very broadest sense, a malolactic fermentation could be the result of any organism that anaerobically transforms malic acid into lactic acid. In winemaking, microor...
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