What is Malolactic Fermentation?

In this video, we are discussing all of the details about how malolactic fermentation works and how you can leverage this knowledge to make much better wine at home. Malolactic Fermentation is a process in which malolactic bacteria converts malic acid to lactic acid. In the process, a bit of diacetyl is created. Why does wine smell buttery? This is thanks to the diacetyl production. As a winemaker, you can use techniques to produce more diacetyl or less diacetyl. You can also take steps to prevent malolactic fermentation altogether. This will result in a more crisp wine that is refreshing vs a more savory wine.

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