Viniflora CH11

Viniflora® CH11

Viniflora® CH11 is a freeze-dried, direct inoculation starter culture of Oenococcus oeni. CH11 is one of the newer strains developed by Novonesis and is adapted for wines with low pH and high levels of alcohol. As the world leader in bacterial cultures for food industries, Novonesis has committed Research & Development and advanced production resources to providing the best malolactic bacterial cultures to the wine industry. Novonesis preparations are not only tested for viability, but each batch is also tested for the cell’s ability to covert malic acid to lactic acid. Novonesis is the only company that utilizes the MACC test (‘Malic Acid Conversion Capacity Test’) as a quality control parameter for each batch produced.
Product Details

Key Features

  • Recommended for white and red wines
  • Direct inoculation, freeze-dried bacteria – does not require rehydration
  • High numbers of active cells which ensure a quick start of fermentation
  • This strain is pH tolerant to 3.0, Total SO2 to 35 ppm, temperature 57 – 77° F and alcohol to 15% (v/v)
  • Low level of volatile acidity
  • Cinnamoyl Esterase Negative

Pouch Sizes to Treat: 660 gal

Educational Webinars

Mastering Malolactic Fermentation

Presentation Topics include:
  • Differences between various O. Oenococcus oeni strains
  • Process of testing antibiotic resistance and biogenic amine production of bacteria
  • How to select the proper Viniflora® bacteria strain for your wine
  • The magic number of cells needed to start converting malic acid to lactic acid
  • Best practices for troubleshooting stuck malolactic fermentations
  • Presentation Notes: Mastering Malolactic Fermentation

Smoke Taint Compounds and MLF

Rest assured your malolactic fermentation is safe with Chr. Hansen Viniflora® bacteria! Chr. Hansen enologists in Australia set out to determine which cultures are best suited for running MLF in tainted wine and found no significant increase of free phenols in wines using our Viniflora range. Learn more in this webinar!
Cellar Equipment

Keg Washing

Temporarily Unavailable

Canning & Filling Equipment

Temporarily Unavailable

What can we help you find?