Malolactic culture Viniflora CH16

Malolactic bacteria for malolactic fermentation
Malolactic culture Viniflora CH16
Sales price 15,60 €

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

Main features


  • 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

Technological characteristics

  • Inoculation temperature range – 17 ÷ 25°С
  • рН minimum – 3,4
  • Total SO2 max. at inoculation – 40 mg/l
  • Alcohol maximum – 16 % Vol.


One package is enough for 250 liters of wine.

Directions for use

Viniflora CH16 freeze-dried cultures are adapted for direct inoculation into wine. No rehydration or reactivation is required.

  1. Remove the pouch from the freezer 15 minutes before use and place at room temperature. Make sure that the dosage complies with the amount of wine to be inoculated.
  2. Open the pouch and add the granulated culture directly to wine. The culture can be dissolved in a smaller volume first and added to the total volume right after, if required. Make sure that the culture is completely dissolved in the wine.


Store in freezer at -18°С

Manufacturer – Denmark