Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Malbec berry #2 : The Pulp

malbec pulpIf the skin contributes with the structure and color of wine, the pulp will form its body.

It has in fact substantially the same composition as wine : it is more or less liquid to maturity, with about 80% water, 18% of sugars that become alcohol in the wine (about 200g per kg of grapes) and 2 % acids and minerals such as tartaric acid that is not found nearly as grapes and malic acid that comes into play in the second fermentation of wine from Cahors: the malolactic fermentation and so we talk later.

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