Malic acid question

Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum

Help Support Winemaking Talk - Winemaking Forum:

wood1954

Senior Member
WMT Supporter
Joined
Sep 1, 2011
Messages
679
Reaction score
431
Location
Northern wisconsin
So now that I can test for malic acid I can identify my older wines that are high in malic.
will those wines ever mellow out or is malic like tartaric acid and sticks around forever.
 

Donnab1045

Winemaker
Joined
Sep 16, 2017
Messages
6
Reaction score
12
Location
Sacramento, California
The malic acid percentage will not change relative to the many other acids in your wine. If the conditions are right and you haven’t yet bottled your older non m-l wines, you could add the bacteria now.
 

Rice_Guy

Supporting Members
WMT Supporter
Joined
Jan 29, 2014
Messages
2,195
Reaction score
2,351
Location
Food Industry - - Retired
@wood1954 i have seen two references off the web that some wine acids will combine with alcohol producing esters. This isn’t in books like Wine Chemistry or Pembachi so I don't know how valid the web sites are,
 

Latest posts

Top