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- noun The act of
fermentingagain, the fermentationof something that has already been fermented.
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If it were refermentation, you would possibly see CO2 bubbles, a film, and or some turbidity.
So one theory is refermentation, which can come from excessive heat exposure.
The others — New Earth, a Cab Franc and Cab Sauvignon blend with hints of herbs and violets; and Eye of the Bee, an aperitif with a touch of raw honey — are all free of pesticides, chemical refermentation inhibitors, and preservatives.
In any case, Dom Pérignon spent a lot of time trying to get the bubbles out of his sparkling wine, primarily to mitigate the effects of refermentation, a major problem for winemakers of the time.
Its rich, smooth texture, and the presence of yeast used for in-bottle refermentation give it a very distinctive flavour.