The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Daily archive: 19 09 2011

Second Fermentation on 2011 Syrah

After our pressing class last night, the wine has settled out.  Now it’s time to pump off the cleared wine and start secondary fermentation: malolactic fermentation.  This process sometimes happens naturally, but it’s always safer to inoculate with fresh malolactic bacteria to be sure you know what is working on your wine — it could […]