Video – Managing problematic MLF

2018 ASVO Seminar; Fermentation- Converting research to reality
Managing problematic MLF

Geoff Cowey, Australian Wine Research Institute

It’s good to learn from your mistakes, but it’s smarter to learn from the mistakes of others. The AWRI helpdesk sees the outcomes from common problems and/or mistakes experienced by Australian winemakers with malolactic fermentation. MLFs that are too fast, too slow or just not quite right are all encountered. This presentation shares real-life examples of problematic MLFs investigated by the helpdesk. What were the tell-tale early warning signs, how was the issue resolved and, most importantly, how it could have been prevented? This presentation shows how winemakers can apply learnings from research and these real-life case studies to avoid these issues happening to you.