The original starter yeast selected for wine application. A classic strain for grand cru; known for neat, clean fermentations that respect premium fruit.
- Good alcohol tolerance (15%), medium kinetics and medium nitrogen requirements.
- Low producer of volatile acidity.
- Well adapted to barrel fermentation with limited temperature control.
- Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Application: Suited for all varieties: red (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot), white (Chardonnay, Viognier, Chenin Blanc) and rosé.
Packaging: 500 gram packet and 10 kg box.
Recommended Dosage: 2 lb/1,000 gal (20 g/hL).
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