LALVIN EC1118™ (Prise de Mousse)

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Original sparkling wine strain

LALVIN EC1118™ is the original, robust, low-foaming yeast strain for sparkling wine fermentations and late-harvest wines.
  • Good flocculation characteristics resulting in compact lees
  • Under low nutrient conditions EC1118 can produce high amounts of SO2 (up to 50 ppm) which may inhibit malolactic fermentation.
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae bayanus strain
  • Selected by the Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC) in Epernay, Franc
Frequently used in: sparkling fermentations, late harvest, high °Brix grapes, cider
Alcohol Tolerance: 18%
Nitrogen Needs: LOW
Temp. Range: 50-86°F