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Dry Malolactic Bacteria - Viniflora CH16
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Dry Malolactic Bacteria - Viniflora CH16

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Description

1.5 grams. Good for 66 gallons.

Viniflora CH16 is a freeze-dried pure culture of Oenococcus oeni. This malolactic bacterium has been carefully selected to induce malolactic fermentation in red wine with high alcohol levels, after direct inoculation. Viniflora CH16 has been isolated from a 16% Petit shiraz wine in the Russian River area of California, USA. The bacterium's natural environment gives a good picture of its application; CH16 has been carefully selected for its outstanding ability to conduct fast malolactic fermentation in high alcohol red wine (up to 16% v/v) with a pH value above 3.4.

Characteristics

  • Very high fermentation speed
  • Low production of volatile acidity
  • Outstanding tolerance to high alcohol levels.
  • Excellent all round tolerance to pH, temperature and SO2
  • No production of biogenic amines

Innoculation

Viniflora CH16 should be added to dry wine, immediately after the alcoholic fermentation. Viniflora CH16 should always be inoculated directly into the wine. No rehydration or reactivation is required.

For more information about ML Bacteria, please see MoreWine!'s Guide to Malolactic Fermentation.

Item # DYWM7
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Weight 0.05LBS
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Used it for other wines
Valued C on May 14, 2019
Good results on previous vintage of Chilean Malbec
Michelle T on Feb 11, 2019
Used it for other wines
Valued C on May 14, 2019
I have already used CH16 last season and the result is good .So l am confident that it will give me satisfaction for the coming crushing season in which I am going to crush about 50 tons of Aglianico grapes.
Yin Min Htun on Feb 26, 2019
Good results on previous vintage of Chilean Malbec
Michelle T on Feb 11, 2019
Cab Sauv MLF is stuck!
Ken T on Dec 28, 2018
Because it's tried and trusted among the vintner world
Vincent J B on Dec 28, 2018
Used for my red wines
James D. K on Dec 15, 2018
Worked well on my last red wine. More than I need, but same price as ordering multiple small packs
Jerome S on Oct 12, 2018
I have used the CH35 for white wine with success so I am trying the CH16 for red (Pinot Noir).
Michael W on Oct 12, 2018
direct inoculation, no re-hydration required
Peter J on Oct 10, 2018
Because the description was very good. thank you
Ludger S on Oct 3, 2018
Used before and wine tasted better
Joni S on Oct 1, 2018
was recomendid for wine making
demetrios r on Sep 25, 2018
I have used it many times
SAM C on Sep 25, 2018
seems appropriate
James O on Sep 21, 2018
availability/price/used before
Ronald D T on Sep 21, 2018
Trying this for the first time
Peter F on Sep 15, 2018
Recommended by a friend.
James M on Sep 12, 2018
Recommended for big reds.
Fred D on Sep 12, 2018
I have used CH16 in my wine in the past. It starts conversion quickly, and finishes completely.
Michael N on Sep 10, 2018
I am making my first batch of red wine and several sources I've read advised to use this to soften acid flavors.
Valued C on Sep 10, 2018
Researched best MLF for Sangiovese online
Catherine E M on Sep 10, 2018
I am doing a Chardonnay
michael a on Sep 6, 2018
Worked perfectly on my red wine last year, late in the fermentation process
Barbara A on Sep 1, 2018
first time let you knoe
Andrew E on Aug 18, 2018
reliable
James Leber B on Aug 15, 2018
solid works, does what it was made to do big reds!
Dean K on Aug 7, 2018
good previous experience
Valued C on Aug 4, 2018
effective and relatively inexpensive
Rick S on Jul 17, 2018
Need it
Mark G on Jun 11, 2018
REduce acid in reds
It works.
Craig E on Apr 3, 2018
It works
Charles L on Mar 29, 2018
I have used this before
Joe S on Jan 25, 2018
inexpensive, good results in prior wines
Tony on Jan 18, 2018
I have already used CH16 last season and the result is good .So l am confident that it will give me satisfaction for the coming crushing season in which I am going to crush about 50 tons of Aglianico grapes.
Yin Min Htun on Feb 26, 2019
Cab Sauv MLF is stuck!
Ken T on Dec 28, 2018
Max batch size is 66 gallons. I am only making 6. Any concerns with inoculating the smaller batch with the entire packet? Asking due to the short shelf life of the bacteria once opened.
Kevin E Hart on Feb 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Kevin - Adding the full packet should not cause any problems, it will cause the MLF to move along faster which is not a bad thing. You could store any leftovers in the freezer but it's not guaranteed to hold for a long period of time.
Reviews

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Good ML action from pitch
Package arrived in sealed plastic bag. I kept in fridge for about 4 days. I pitched ML with the ML nutritions per instruction and has been a strong and consistent ML action. So far happy with result; will check chromatography soon.
October 23, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Works well with my yeast. No issues
September 19, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Excellent ML Bacteria
This product is easy to use as it is packaged as an appropriate dose for 1 barrel (60 gallons) of wine. I have used it for three vintages now and had great results. No MLF start or completion issues. I use ActiML and rehydrate the ML bacteria before inoculation per the MoreWine recommendations. I would definitely recommend this product.
February 7, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
This Malolactic bacteria works very well. It is very easy to use and exceeded my expectations.
February 4, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
My go-to ML
I know I can always count on this strain for a good ML fermentation. It is my go-to strain.
February 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Trouble-free malolactic fermentation every time
Super easy to use, results in a trouble-free malolactic fermentation every time.
January 27, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Very good
Great! Had to do a late MLF almost a year after the primary. This took right off and finished quick. Love it
January 27, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Excellent bacteria culture
Ordered and quickly received the culture for my wine fermentation. So far, it has been easy to use from initial prep to inoculation. It has worked as advertised and really help improve our wine making process.
January 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
My choice every year.
I have used this Malolactic culture for at least 10 years, success every time. Fast to start and finished with 10 days usually.
January 24, 2018