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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 0.05 LBS
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recommended by home winemaking channel
Ross P on Oct 15, 2021
Suitable for high alcohol red wine
Timothy D on Oct 9, 2021
recommended by home winemaking channel
Ross P on Oct 15, 2021
Suggestions by others
David V on Oct 12, 2021
Suitable for high alcohol red wine
Timothy D on Oct 9, 2021
I have used it previously with great success.
SAM C on Oct 9, 2021
Used before. Great MLF strain
Johnny Robinson on Oct 8, 2021
Recommended by a seasoned wine maker
Cheryl S on Oct 8, 2021
Recommended by the home winemaking channel on YouTube
Stefan Sullivan on Oct 8, 2021
clean, quick, thorough malolactic fermentations you don't have to worry about.
Robert S on Sep 30, 2021
Always a dependable performer for me
Greg Stricker on Sep 28, 2021
cause i used it before and it was great
Clifford G on Sep 27, 2021
It was recommended
wayne b on Sep 25, 2021
this works for me
Andrew Stephen H on Sep 25, 2021
Reliable malolactic fermentation
James M. P on Sep 24, 2021
same
Nancy B on Sep 24, 2021
Used last year and worked well
Donna H on Sep 22, 2021
Has given me consistently great results.
from reading, it looks like the best for my red wine
Sid G on Sep 17, 2021
Been using for years, and works perfect everytime!
Gary R Day on Sep 16, 2021
Saw in the comments this was recommended for red wine making
Sarah W on Sep 10, 2021
Good results
Robert C on Sep 10, 2021
Worked great last year for my Lodi AVA Petite Sirah & Cab Sauv
All Things Rocketry on Sep 9, 2021
Works great and is price right
Sal M on Sep 9, 2021
It's tried and true. It works.
Greg Thomsen on Sep 5, 2021
very good for dry red wines
Charles M on Sep 4, 2021
Recommended for PInot Noir
Brent J on Aug 24, 2021
Recommended from another wine maker.
Greg O on Jul 20, 2021
Works great!
Paul G on Jun 15, 2021
USED IT BEFORE
Vincenzo L on May 7, 2021
recommended by fellow Vintners and preferred over pre mixed cultures
Karen F on Apr 20, 2021
friend suggested
Andrew Stephen H on Apr 16, 2021
Red wine
Daniel Andrew T on Mar 10, 2021
I have a stuck ML fermentation
William R on Feb 13, 2021
Need it
Keith K on Nov 26, 2020
used before
Michael R on Oct 29, 2020
Price
Anthony C on Oct 27, 2020
Recommended
FRITZIE DELINCE on Oct 27, 2020
I'm making wine
Aaron S on Oct 26, 2020
Cust Serv Recommended
Mitch M on Oct 22, 2020
supposed to work at high sulfite level
Charles R on Oct 20, 2020
Recommended by Smart Winemaking
Craig W on Oct 20, 2020
I Like the product
Stephen C on Oct 13, 2020
Used in past - good results
Frank L on Oct 12, 2020
Reliable
kamila L on Oct 8, 2020
good previous experience
Mike A on Sep 28, 2020
You are a good reliable company
Daniel F on Sep 22, 2020
Recommended by a friend
Richard Rizzo on Sep 18, 2020
Recommended by Home Winemaking Channel on YouTube
Andrew G on Sep 16, 2020
I am making a red wine, and this is very alcohol tolerant.
CHRISTINE W. on Sep 16, 2020
good previous experience
Russ Brodeur on Sep 15, 2020
Used it before
Inez V on Sep 15, 2020
Suggestions by others
David V on Oct 12, 2021
I have used it previously with great success.
SAM C on Oct 9, 2021
do i need a ice pack?? it is a freeze dried ML
Peter Fox on Sep 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No ice pack necessary for shipping, IMO. When you get it, store it in the freezer until you're ready to use it. I sprinkle in into the wine at the end of primary fermentation and stir it in. Keep the temperature at 62 F or above. In about 6 weeks, MLF should be complete. You will see little bubbles coming up out of the wine during MLF.
when doing a freeze dried ML USING CH16, CAN I ADD THIS DIRECTLY TO THE WINE BEFORE ADDING THE ML BACTERIA?
Peter Fox on Oct 2, 2019
Dry Malolactic Bacteria - Viniflora CH16
Dry Malolactic Bacteria - Viniflora CH16
ACTI-ML
ACTI-ML
BEST ANSWER: ACTI-ML isn't the nutrient designed to be added to the wine ... it's used during the initial hydration of the ML bacteria. The nutrient to add to the wine during ML is Opti Malo Plus.
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
I HAVE CHR-HANSEN VINIFLORA CH16 ML BACTERIA, IF I PLAN TO DIRECT INOCULATE9 JUST SPRINKLE ON TOP ) DO I DO ANYTHING WITH THE ACTI-ML NUTRIENT IF I AM NOT REHYDRATING A STATER ML? THANK YOU
Peter Fox on Oct 1, 2019
Dry Malolactic Bacteria - Viniflora CH16
Dry Malolactic Bacteria - Viniflora CH16
ACTI-ML 5 g
ACTI-ML 5 g
BEST ANSWER: The CH16 bacteria is designed to be used dry, so you can choose to use the Acti-ML or not. Acti-ML is normally used if the conditions for ML fermentation are known to be difficult, this would include things like low nutrient conditions, low pH, high alcohol etc. Act-ML can also be added directly to the wine as a ML nutrient if needed.
Normally use VP41 which must be kept in the freezer until used. Is this requirement the same for CH16?
Michael Cesarz on Oct 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I don't know. It wasn't frozen when it arrived. I keep it in the refrigerator.
The MoreWine manual MLF states that 2.5 grams are needed for 66 gallons, but this product is shown to be 1.5 grams and good for 66 gallons. Is this correct? If so, do I adjust the proportions of Acti-ML and Opti-Malo for 1.5 grams rather than 2.5 grams of bacteria?
Matt Sommerfeld on Sep 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hello Matt, this particular strain of bacteria is made to be used at 1.5 grams per 66 gallons of wine. The Acti-Ml and Opti-Malo plus dosages will remain the same. Acti-ML is to be used at 0.84 grams per gallon of wine and Opti-Malo plus is 1 gram per gallon of wine.
Reviews

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Rated 5 out of 5
Delivered quickly. Easy to use product.
September 14, 2021
Purchased
1 month ago
Rated 4 out of 5
ML Bacteria
Finished in a good time. Recommend
November 5, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good product
Working great so far
November 3, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I’m the first time wine maker professional and use dry malolactic bacteria.l love it
October 29, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 3 out of 5
received at room temperature
I've always picked this up locally in a freezer and transported to my place on ice. Not sure if this relatively expensive product is still viable. I guess I'll find out soon!!
October 14, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Off to the races.
Started a starter with apple juice and distilled water and it took off post haste.
September 1, 2020
Purchased
1 year ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Worked fast
I am making Cabernet Sauvignon wine from my grapes. I had crushed out about 12 gallons, so 2 six gallon fermenters. The instructions said this would inoculate 66 gallons and I divided it between the 2 batches, along with a package of malolactic nutrient. In just a few hours it was bubbling away. Very pleased.
September 25, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Too early to rate other than its fermenting. Will comment when it’s time to bottle.
September 21, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works well with my yeast. No issues
September 19, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago