EC1118 (Prise de Mousse)

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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.
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