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Rotary Fermentors: Another Winemaking Option

What Makes Them Different
Jan 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Modern vintners have a plethora of winemaking tools available to them. Among the options is the rotary fermentor, a horizontal, automated fermentation tank and cap-management device. When the cap is created during red wine fermentation as the carbon dioxide (CO2) released by yeast metabolism gets trapped in pomace (seeds and skin), it lifts to the top of the juice. Since it is necessary to have the juice in contact with the skins to extract color and flavor, it is important to submerge the cap p...
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