Malolactic Bacteria - MBR 31
Lalvin 31 was selected from the Institut Technique du Vin (I.T.V.) France wine bacteria culture collection for its capacity to achieve good and reliable malolactic fermentation (MLF) under stressful wine conditions, such as low pH or low temperature.
In red wines, Lalvin 31 is a suitable Malolactic Starter Culture to use in spicy and red fruit-driven wines with good tannin structure. By being able to carry out MLF at low temperature, Lalvin 31 gives the winemaker control to help make wine with higher color intensity and stability.
In white wines it is known for a slight buttery contribution while enhancing varietal fruit, increased body and length of finish. Due to its excellent survival rate under cold and low pH conditions, Lalvin 31 appears to be the most efficient culture to control MLF under conditions typically found in cooler regions and cellars lacking good temperature control.
Always shipped with an icepack. No weekend shipments.
- Alcohol Tolerance: 14%
- Minimum Temperature: 13°C
- Nutrient Demand: Medium
- PH Tolerance: 3.1
- SO2 Tolerance: 45ppm Total
For white, red, fruit, and cider.