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Questions Pertaining to Malolactic Fermentation in Wine

By: Denise M. Gardner

What is Malolactic Fermentation?

Malolactic fermentation, MLF, is a bacterial fermentation, which converts malic acid to lactic acid. Malic acid, the acid affiliated with apples is perceptibly harsher than lactic acid, which is the primary acid in milk, and perceptibly softer than malic acid. 788 more words


Wine Basics

Some wine vocabulary:

die Gärung -en = fermentation
Alkoholische Gärung = alcoholic fermentation
Malolaktische Gärung = malolactic fermentation (MLF)
das Weingut -¨er = winery
die Hefe -n = yeast… 36 more words