Lalvin EC-1118 is the original ‘prise de mousse’. It was isolated in Champagne and its use is validated by the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC). Its strong competitive character, its ability to ferment at low temperature, good flocculation and excellent alcohol tolerance, make Lalvin EC-1118 an excellent strain to be used in a wide range of applications (such as sparkling wines, fruit wines and ciders).
MICROBIOLOGICAL AND OENOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Saccharomyces cerevisiae bayanus
High alcohol tolerance up to 18%
Short lag phase
Fast fermentation rate in a wide pH range
Wide range of temperatures for fermentation including low temperatures (Optimal between 15°C to 25°C)