Breaking the Mold
Some vintners call Brettanomyces an ally, some an enemy—but none dispute its presence
From the Mar 31, 2006, issue
Good wine is as much about what stays out as it is what goes in. Vineyards and wineries harbor myriad microbial threats that can flourish in grape must and fermented wine. One of the more prevalent of those microbes is the yeast species Brettanomyces bruxellensis, better known simply as brett.
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