Fermentation Temperature for White Wine


Fermentation Temperature for White Wine

The fermentation temperature of your wine can have a tremendous effect on the flavor and aroma profile. Immediately after harvesting white grapes, they are usually crushed, destemmed, and pressed into juice to later be fermented into wine. This is very different from red wine, which is crushed, destemmed and fermented on the seeds and skins before pressing. While on the skins, red wine is generally fermented warm to maximize color and flavor extraction at the expense of fruity aromas.