Viniflora® CH11 is a freeze-dried, direct inoculation starter culture of Oenococcus oeni. CH11 is one of the newer strains developed by Chr. Hansen and is adapted for wines with low pH and high levels of alcohol. As the world leader in bacterial cultures for food industries, Chr. Hansen has committed Research & Development and advanced production resources to providing the best malolactic bacterial cultures to the wine industry. Chr. Hansen 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. Chr. Hansen is the only company that utilizes the MACC test (‘Malic Acid Conversion Capacity Test’) as a quality control parameter for each batch produced.
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)
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!