Product details


ML Prime™

Red Wine

Lactobacillus plantarum; for co-inoculation Red wines with pH ≥ 3.4

ML Prime™ is a new concept of freeze-dried starter culture with a powerful Lactobacillus plantarum with very high malolactic activity and no risk of volatile acidity (VA) production. It has been developed with a new production process that optimizes the active bacterial culture. Its high malolactic enzyme activity strongly shortens the lag phase and can quickly degrade malic acid content up to 3 g/L. It is able to achieve a very fast malolactic fermentation before the growth of indigenous bacteria, often responsible for the VA increase or other wine defects in high pH conditions. Used in co-inoculation, it is perfectly suited to conduct MLF in classical red winemaking process using short or medium macerations or thermovinification process on the liquid phase. It is the perfect tool for winemakers for red vinification with low natural acidity and pH > 3.4.

Alcohol Tolerance
10 %

pH Tolerance

SO₂ Total Tolerance
50 mg/L

Nutrient Demand
Very low

Min. Temperature Tolerance
20 °C

Max. Temperature Tolerance
26 °C

Citric Acid Degradation
No degradation during MLF

Biogenic Amines

Download free application

download later