Malo-lactic Bacteria in Korean Winery Environment and Their Potential Use in Wine Making

한국내 양조 환경하의 malo-lactic 박테리아의 분포 및 그들의 양조업에의 이용성

  • Lee, S.O. (The Korea Advanced Institute of Science) ;
  • M. Y. Pack (The Korea Advanced Institute of Science)
  • Published : 1980.09.01


Substantial numbers of malo-lactic bacteria were detected in Korean winery environment such as in grape juices, fermenting musts, lees, aging wines, and bottled apple wines. Among 1363 malo-lactic strains isolated from the above habitats, four superior strains were selected and identified as Leuconostoc oenos strain A-25, B-30, C-13 and Lactobacillus plantarum strain D-11. The strain A-25 showed malate utilizing activity almost equivalent to Leu. oenos ML34, a well-known malo-lactic bacterium. Upon experimental vinifications the malo-lactic fermentation efficiency of A-25 was confirmed.