Definition of malolactic in English:

malolactic

Line breaks: malo|lac¦tic
Pronunciation: /ˌmalə(ʊ)ˈlaktɪk
 
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adjective

  • Of or denoting bacterial fermentation which converts malic acid to lactic acid, especially as a secondary process used to reduce the acidity of some wines: malolactic fermentation is essential in poor years when the grapes are not fully ripe
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    • Made by Tom Newton from cooler climate fruit, some of which has gone through a malolactic fermentation and been aged in oak.
    • It is in this process of imparting body and age that malolactic fermentation becomes the key… or so I learned!
    • There are few strains of malolactic bacteria that are friendly such as leuconostoc and oenococcus oeni.

noun

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  • Malolactic fermentation: most Champagnes undergo malolactic
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    • Pinot Noir needs to go through malolactic to soften and stabilize the wine, and is therefore often kept in an isolated part of the cellar to prevent cross-contamination from lactic bacteria.
    • This Chardonnay (fruit from Clarksburg and Monterey) has good texture from partial malolactic with creamy and nutty notes under lively pear and apple flavours.

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