October 2013 Malolactic Fermentation Completion Test

oct 2013 malolactic testOn Thursday, October 17, 2013, we ran malolactic testing on our 2013 wines.  We were unable to find our capillary tubes, so our dots are too big and a bit sloppy.  For some reason, our control acids do not show.  I think you can still see though, that it appears that the malolactic bacteria have nearly completed their job in all of the wines except the BRV red.  The malolactic bacteria were added to the chardonnay 3 months ago and the temperatures have been plenty warm, so it looks complete.  The reds received their inoculation of bacteria about 6 weeks ago and may not be totally complete, but they are close.