MS Topic of the Week 9/10/19 - Advanced

Hawkes Bay education from and last post. Thanks!

This week: Microbullage

What is this winemaking technique and what purpose does it serve?

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  • Microbullage, also known as micro-oxygenation, microx or mox is a technique developed in France and officially authorized by the EU in 1996. This technique allows the winemaker the ability to introduce carefully controlled levels of oxygen into fermentations. This application of oxygen encourages the polymerization of tannin in red wines thereby imparting a softer character making the wines more approachable in their youth. Oenologist, Michel Rolland has been a strong proponent of its use.    

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