Dry Malolactic Wine Bacteria – Enoferm Alpha


This was the first improved ML strain that we carried and still the most popular. When compared with the older Viniflora strains of Oenococcus Oeni, Enoferm Alpha (which is a different strain of Oenoccoccus Oeni) will ferment at lower temperatures and at lower pH levels. This means it is superior for both red and white wines and can be added later in the wine making process than the Viniflora strain, with the ideal time being right after the completion of primary fermentation.

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Alpha was selected as dominant strain that has the capcity to achieve reliable MLF and improve wine complexity. Alpha will help contribute to mouthfeel while lowering the perception of green and vegetative flavors. Its low production of biogenic amines respects health concerns.

2.5 g – good for 66 gallons
25 g – good for 660 gallons
Alcohol tolerance <15.5% v/v.
SO2 tolerant 3.2
Temperature: >57 degrees 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, potentially causing higher VA levels. The best time to add an ML culture is after racking off the gross lees.