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What Is Carbonic Maceration? Learn About the Winemaking Process

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 4 min read

Grapes don’t taste like bananas and bubblegum, so why do some wines taste that way? Carbonic maceration is a winemaking technique that unlocks these and other fun, fruity flavor compounds from otherwise tame red grapes.