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Malolactic Fermentation bubbles in Viognier Wine 2010



Here we have a gallon of Viognier Wine just after the primary fermentation now undergoing MLF or Malolactic Fermentation. This MLF process converts malic acid to lactic acid + CO2. People often wonder what the process looks like and how it compares to the primary fermentation. Here you can see very small bubbles . . . → Read More: Malolactic Fermentation bubbles in Viognier Wine 2010

A Pressing Engagement (Viognier 2010)

Sunday I pressed the Viognier white grapes. I let the juice maturate on the skins for about 12 hours before pressing. This gives the skins just a little time to break down and impart some of their tannins, antioxidants and flavors into the must. This is done not only so that the wine will . . . → Read More: A Pressing Engagement (Viognier 2010)