1-Step® cultures are improved versions of an old concept. The purpose
is to provide winemakers with a product that combines the economy
and activity of standard strains with a degree of the convenience associated
with the direct inoculation strains.
In lieu of direct inoculation or prolonged build-up, a simple 18–24 hour
acclimatization step is required using a culture of Oenococcus oeni and
an activator (included in the kits). 1-Step cultures are a good choice
when efficiency and cost management are essential.
The 1-Step cultures can also be used to restart a stuck or sluggish MLF.
None of our commercial ML strains contain the decarboxylase enzymes
known to produce biogenic amines.
1-Step® Alpha (same strain as Enoferm Alpha) was selected by the IFV
in France from a spontaneous malolactic fermentation. It shows good
fermentation activity.The 1-Step Alpha starter kit combines a highly effective malolactic
starter culture with an activator to induce malolactic fermentation in an
18–24 hour acclimitization procedure.
Known strain that has proven effective at alcohol levels up to 15.5%
(v/v), pH above 3.2, total SO2 up to 50 ppm, and temperature down to