Lactobacillus plantarum to reduce the risk of VA increase
ML Prime is a new concept of freeze-dried starter culture of a powerful Lactobacillus plantarum with very high malolactic activity and no risk of volatile acidity (VA) production.
Selected by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Piacenza Campus in Italy, it is the perfect tool for winemakers for red vinification with low natural acidity (pH ≥ 3.4) and total SO2 content up to 5 g/hL.
Properly used in co-inoculation, ML Prime is able to achieve a very fast malolactic fermentation before the growth of indigenous bacteria, often responsible for the VA increase or other wine defects in high pH conditions.
ML Prime is suited to conduct MLF in the classical red winemaking process (short and medium maceration or vinification in the liquid phase). Addition of press wine with residual malic acid into the same tank previously inoculated with ML Prime is not recommended.
Dated expiration. For short term (<18 months) store at 4°C(40°F). For long term (>18 months) store at –18°C(0°F).