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Problem Fermentation and Yeast Hulls

Premature cessation of an alcoholic fermentation, commonly known as a stuck fermentation, is a serious winemaking problem. Restarting a stuck fermentation is often difficult and time consuming, but more importantly, it creates a favorable condition for the growth and activity of spoilage microorganisms. There are several factors that are responsible for fermentation problems.


Active Dry Wine Yeast*

Grape juice/must can be fermented by the yeasts present on grapes and in the winery. This kind of fermentation is often called natural or spontaneous fermentation. Some winemakers rely on spontaneous (uninoculated) fermentation to gain flavor complexity and, consequently, higher wine quality. In some cases high quality wines have been produced from uninoculated fermentations; however, the practice is not without risk.