Lallemand seminar series

13 March 2019 , 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  | London

Lallemand seminar series: More than just malolactic fermentation, the still untapped potential of malolactic bacteria.

Presented by Ann Dumont M.Sc., Sam Harrop MW, Anthony Silvano Ing. Oenologue, Dirceu Vianna Junior MW

Over the last decade researchers have learnt a great deal about the ability of the malolactic fermentation (MLF) to influence the quality of wines. What is less widely understood by many wine professionals is the significant impact that wine bacteria is able to have on the sensory profile of a wine. Similar to the influence of yeasts, different speciesand different wine bacteria can have a major impact on the style aswell as the quality of a wine.

During this masterclass, we will present the latest research on malolactic bacteria and MLF including the impact of the timing of inoculation. We will address the roles of the different bacteria on the sensory profile of wine, the relationships between wine yeast and bacteria and how they must work together to ultimately achieve microbial stability.The session will be illustrated by a tasting that will reveal the potential that bacteria has to shape style and improve wine quality.


Location: IMW London, 6 Riverlight Quay London SW11 8EA.
Date: 13 March 2019
Time:1100 – 1400

Ticket prices (inclusive of VAT)
MW tickets £20
MW student tickets £25


There is limited seating and once we reach capacity this form will automatically expire, after this time you will be added to the waiting list. For all ticketing enquiries contact Belinda Eaton (IMW Events Officer)


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