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To Co-Ferment Or Not To Co-Ferment

October 2012
 
by Tim Patterson
 
Let’s contemplate a very basic winemaking decision, one that gets made a zillion times every year—so often that the answer must be obvious. For five points: Is it better to inoculate for malolactic fermentation only after the alcoholic fermentation is completed, or is it better to get them all over with and do both at the same time?
 

 
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