Carbonic Maceration

A winemaking method where uncrushed grapes are placed in a sealed vat and topped with carbon dioxide. Wines created without oxygen have low tannin and color with juicy fruit flavors and bold yeast aromas. This practice is common with entry-level Beaujolais wines.

Wine Glossary    Winemaking Terms    Carbonic Maceration



Get Our Free Wine 101 Guide!

Get Our Free Wine 101 Guide!