(Lactiplantibacillus plantarum)

For co-inoculation - Red wines with pH ≥ 3.4

  • Suitable for organic wine (EU 2018/848)
  • Suitable for NOP
  • Vegan

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Product details

ML PRIME™ is a powerful freeze-dried starter 100% pure Lactiplantibacillus plantarum culture 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.

Selected by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

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Technical information

  • Minimum temperature: 20 °C
  • pH tolerance: 3.4
  • Alcohol tolerance: 10 %
  • Co-inoculation suitability: Very recommended
  • Diacetyl production during co-inoculation: No info
  • Cinnamyl esterase activity: 0

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