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Opti Malo Plus

Opti Malo Plus

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Opti'Malo Plus is a natural nutrient developed by Lallemand specifically for Malolactic Fermentation. It is a blend of inactive yeasts rich in amino acids, mineral cofactors, vitamins, cell wall polysaccharides and cellulose. The cellulose provides surface area to keep the bacteria in suspension and to help adsorb toxic compounds that may be present at the end of primary fementation.

Opti'Malo Plus serves an analogous function to Fermaid-K for yeast fermentations.

To Use:
Suspend in a small amount of wine or water (just enough to dissolve it) and add to the wine at the same time as the Malolactic bacteria. Opti'Malo Plus should not be added directly to the rehydration water.

Recommended Dosage: Use Opti'Malo Plus at a rate of 1 g/gal of wine.

A rough approximate of weight is 1 tsp = 3.1 grams. We highly recommend using a scale to weigh the product for an accurate dose. We do not recommend relying on these rough conversions for accurate dosage rates.

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Why did you choose this?
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Recommended to me by a local vintner
Larry M on Nov 6, 2021
We have used this for years and are happy with the results
Leslie H on Oct 22, 2021
Recommended to me by a local vintner
Larry M on Nov 6, 2021
Smart Winemaking.com
Jerry Reed on Nov 3, 2021
We have used this for years and are happy with the results
Leslie H on Oct 22, 2021
Haven't had good results with just malolactic bacteria
ROBERT J T on Oct 21, 2021
To help in ML fermentation
David V on Oct 12, 2021
I have used it previously with great success.
SAM C on Oct 9, 2021
Friend recommended
Jon S on Sep 29, 2021
this works for me
Andrew Stephen H on Sep 25, 2021
Used in past
Kenneth Edward M on Sep 23, 2021
works very well to insure complete ML process.
Used before
Douglas K on Sep 17, 2021
Worked great last year for my Lodi AVA Petite Sirah & Cab Sauv
All Things Rocketry on Sep 9, 2021
Helps ensure a good malo fermentation
Sal M on Sep 9, 2021
you suggested it
Sal V on Sep 4, 2021
Good for my MLF
Paul T on Sep 2, 2021
Good results year after year
Tom B on Aug 30, 2021
Used last year
Thomas L on Aug 28, 2021
Was told this is helpful
Kelly Allen on Aug 27, 2021
Trying for first time.
Terry S on Aug 26, 2021
recommended by Mfg.
Brent J on Aug 24, 2021
Helps malo process
Robert B on Aug 20, 2021
It helps with a good start to Malolactic fermentation
Chris H on Aug 19, 2021
Added nutrition and support for the MLF
Michael H on Aug 13, 2021
It works great.
E.J. Z on Aug 13, 2021
It was recommended by your website as a nutrient for malo lactic bacteria
Lesli G on Jul 24, 2021
Good for MLF nutrition
Brennett R on Jul 22, 2021
small size
Joshua G on May 19, 2021
friend suggested
Andrew Stephen H on Apr 16, 2021
It helps tremedously with MLF
Mario Montemor Da S on Apr 3, 2021
for instructional class
Rigoberto A on Feb 24, 2021
to assist fermentation to lactic acid
William R on Feb 13, 2021
Why not?
Kevin B on Feb 8, 2021
Used before
Mandar M on Dec 28, 2020
Used it before
Larry M on Dec 23, 2020
to help with MLF
anthony f on Dec 16, 2020
Need it for Malolactic Fermentation
Trina on Nov 13, 2020
It was shown in the same page as the yeast, and I have used it before with good success.
Daniel Ashburn on Nov 5, 2020
used before
Michael R on Oct 29, 2020
Nutrient
FRITZIE DELINCE on Oct 27, 2020
Good stuff
David Q on Oct 26, 2020
To help the ML
Lewis J D on Oct 20, 2020
supports ml
David J H on Oct 10, 2020
Nutrient for M& L Culture
Elisha P on Oct 9, 2020
You need to feel your malolatic bacteria.
Sal M on Oct 7, 2020
The suggestion in your red wine making article
John B on Oct 6, 2020
Aid in ML 2nd ferment
Justin Z on Oct 5, 2020
to go with MLF for added nutrient support
Melissa Noel C on Sep 28, 2020
nutrients for mlf
glenn l on Sep 23, 2020
for mlf
Richard Rizzo on Sep 22, 2020
necessary
Kerry on Sep 21, 2020
Smart Winemaking.com
Jerry Reed on Nov 3, 2021
Haven't had good results with just malolactic bacteria
ROBERT J T on Oct 21, 2021
I need to start malolactic fermentation with relatively high levels of SO2 (60ppm). I intend to use VP41 with Acti-ML Do you also recommend using Opti Malo given the high SO2?
Valentin on Jul 21, 2021
BEST ANSWER: I have had great results using mbr-31, Acti-mal and opti-malo ( Marquette red ). I add 50 ppm so 2 after the crush and ferment dry. I do not add additional so 2 after the press and before Malo. I protect the wine with argon gas during Malo ( about two weeks). I would be afraid to kill the bacteria with such a high so 2.
What is the shelf life of Opti Malo Plus?
Brock McDaniel on Oct 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think MoreWine says 6 months.
However, I vacuum pack all of my opened wine additives, and have used them for years without problem by doing that. What damages these products is moisture and oxygen. Vacuum packing eliminates both.
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Rated 5 out of 5
worked fast
I added a packet to each of the 6 gallon batches I made and the fermentation took off withing hours.
September 25, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Works really well
I always have good luck with my malo-lactic fermentations using this product before inoculating with Viniflora CH16. I have vigorous reactions and complete ML ferment usually within 3 weeks.
January 31, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Malo bacteria says feed me, this is it.
January 1, 2019
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
very trustworthy and I will contnue use it based on the good results
May 8, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Opti Malo Plus is Must Have
Works great every time
February 8, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good product.
Good product to help with MLF.
January 24, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago