EC1118 (Prise de Mousse)
Sparkling Base, Late Harvest, Icewine, Fruit Wine
- Selected by the Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC) in Epernay, France. Reference strain for sparkling wine.
- Is the original, steady low foamer, and is popular for barrel fermentations. It is an excellent choice for secondary fermentations of sparkling wine.
- Ferments well at low temperatures and flocculates with compact lees.
- Under low nutrient conditions Lalvin EC1118TM can produce high amounts of SO2 (up to 50 ppm) and, as a result, may inhibit malolactic fermentation.