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Dry Malolactic Bacteria - VP41 (2.5 g)
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Description

MBR 41 was isolated in the Abruzzi region of Italy during an extensive European Union collaboration for use in red and white wines. MBR 41 was chosen for its good implantation, steady fermentation, high alcohol tolerance (up to 15% v/v), enhanced mouthfeel and wine structure. This strain will ferment well with a pH above 3.2 and total SO2 levels up to 50-60 ppm. In red wines, increased spicy, cherry and red fruit flavors have been noted. Red and white wines fermented with MBR 41 have increased richness and complexity.

  • Alcohol tolerance <15.5% v/v
  • SO2 tolerant <60 ppm
  • pH >3.2
  • temperature >61 degree F


You can't store malolactic bacteria once the package has been opened. Note: Malolactic bacteria added during the ferment will compete with the yeast for nutrients and are atagonistic to yeast, sometimes causing problems resulting in stuck or stalled fermentations. The best time to add an ML culture is after racking off the gross lees.

2.5g packet is good for 250L (66gal)

Click here for a PDF of the MoreWine Manual on Malolactic fementation. (Tip: Success begins during the hydration phase!)


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Weight 0.06LBS
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I have gotten good results with this in the past
Daniel Z on Aug 16, 2018
Lagging MLF, need a more robust MLB. Will use remainder for fall harvest.
James G D on Jul 12, 2018
I have gotten good results with this in the past
Daniel Z on Aug 16, 2018
Trying a new culture
Dan A on Aug 11, 2018
Lagging MLF, need a more robust MLB. Will use remainder for fall harvest.
James G D on Jul 12, 2018
recommended by grape must supplier
Tom W on Jan 25, 2018
REstart MLF in my sangiovese
Joseph P on Jan 20, 2018
Trying a new culture
Dan A on Aug 11, 2018
recommended by grape must supplier
Tom W on Jan 25, 2018
Reviews

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VP41 always works for me
This has always started MLF within a day or two and finished completely. I am even able to split the 2.5g and add just 0.21g per "5-gallons". I typically sprinkle on top of each 70 pound batch of red wine after fermentation and a day or two before pressing.
April 17, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
It's a great one to use for a fast and complete MLF and for Co-inoculation.
February 23, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Worked well for me
I only wish it came in smaller packages
February 1, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
VP-41 Dry Malolactic
I have used VP-41 for a few years and always found it to work well. I usually have 10+ carboys of different red wines that typically have rather low pH. I hydrate one packet of the VP-41 and divide it between all the carboys. Usually MLF has finished in all in 6 to 8 weeks.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Good MLB
Good bacteria. Completes quickly.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago