Carrying out a malolactic fermentation is not difficult, but you need to know how to monitor the progress and not leave the end result to guesswork if you want to be a successful winemaker. Learn how to use paper chromatography to track MLF progress and how to properly interpret the results.
Dr. Nichola Hall is currently with Scott Labs as a technical consultant. She was previously with Vinquiry in the same capacity, advising wine makers on microbial physiology, nutrition, and fermentation management. Nichola is also the director of Microbiology for Bronco Wine Company.