Robust, Reliable, and Neutral. Useful for a wide range of applications, including wine and fruit cider fermentations. A yeast selected in the famous sparkling wine region for its excellent properties in producing sparkling base wine as well as“in-bottle” secondary fermentation.
Lalvin EC 1118® is known for its robust and reliable fermentation kinetics. Its sensory contribution is considered neutral, as it gives very little yeast sensory contribution to the wine. It is used extensively in the world for the production of both white and red wines.
Good flocculation and a neutral flavor and aroma. This is a strain that is popular because of its strong fermentation characteristics and lack of problems. Can be used in a wide range of wines including most red wines, sparkling wines and late harvest version where the alcohol tolerance is a perfect fit. Ferments from 45 to 95 degrees with an alcohol tolerance of 18%. Not a great choice for wine that will be seeing a malo-lactic fermentation as EC-1118 naturally produces higher levels of SO2 which can inhibit malo-lactic fermentations.