Viniflora CiNe

Viniflora® CiNe

Viniflora® CiNe is a freeze-dried, direct inoculation starter culture of Oenococcus oeni. CiNe is a unique strain that does not metabolize citric acid therefore it does not produce diacetyl.  In turn it does not produce the typical buttery/creamy flavor traditionally linked to malolactic cultures. CiNe intensifies the fruit in white, rose and red wines. 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, red and rose 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 3.2, Total SO2 to 30 ppm, temperature 62 – 77° F and alcohol to 14% (v/v)
  • Low level of volatile acidity
  • Cinnamoyl Esterase Positive


Pouch Size 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
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