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?
MoreFlavor Store
small size
Joshua G on May 19, 2021
It helps tremedously with MLF
Mario Montemor Da S on Apr 3, 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
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 R on Sep 22, 2020
Kerry on Sep 21, 2020
Suggested by your site
Andrew G on Sep 16, 2020
Need to use it with the ML
Inez V on Sep 15, 2020
previous use
David C A on Sep 10, 2020
Have used this before, several times, with good results.
Michael Bergstrom on Sep 10, 2020
It was recommended to insure malolactic under stress conditions.
Robert L on Sep 9, 2020
Worked well lastly
Robert D. B on Sep 3, 2020
free fast shipping
Marco V on Aug 26, 2020
to help ML
JASON A VAN H on Aug 26, 2020
because you suggested
Chuck W on Aug 20, 2020
Good malolactic nutrient
Tom B on Aug 5, 2020
ml nutrient
James K on Jul 8, 2020
seems to have worked well in past
Hunter N on Jun 18, 2020
aid in ML fermentation
Juan B. O on May 5, 2020
Used this product last year to a great result.
Mario Montemor Da S on Apr 16, 2020
don't have to add to rehydration water
Sean K on Apr 1, 2020
Add it all the time to my MLF
craig M on Mar 23, 2020
Felt like it..
Philip K. B on Dec 10, 2019
Oregon grapes
Debra K S on Nov 8, 2019
I believe we have some barrels of really great tasting & looking Cabernet Sauvignon & Syrah> I want to give them a chance to be really great.
Don Meares on Oct 23, 2019
To assist in MLF
Justin Z on Oct 22, 2019
For Malolactic support
Kenneth B on Oct 17, 2019
Helps malolactic fermentation of red wines
DAVID P on Oct 4, 2019
your suggestion
Stephen B on Oct 2, 2019
To help
Bret S on Sep 30, 2019
Used last year - recommended by Scott Labs
Diane S on Sep 30, 2019
Easy to use, have had good success with reds
Thomas H on Sep 27, 2019
friend suggested
Andrew Stephen H on Apr 16, 2021
for instructional class
Rigoberto A on Feb 24, 2021
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
1 year 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
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Malo bacteria says feed me, this is it.
January 1, 2019
over 2 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
very trustworthy and I will contnue use it based on the good results
May 8, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Opti Malo Plus is Must Have
Works great every time
February 8, 2018
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Good product.
Good product to help with MLF.
January 24, 2018
over 3 years ago