Genus/species (aliases): Lactobacillus curvatus (Lactobacillus curvatum)
Gram Stain: Positive
Liquid Growth: likely dispersed
Physiological Traits: facultatively heterofermentative
Present in a wide range of environments including: plant material, human skin, manure, raw sausage, and milk amongst others; can be found on grapes and plant material coming into the winery
Does not grow well in high salt.
Role in wine:
can be used in Malolactic fermentation.
- SO2: Intolerant