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Lalvin Yeasts for Wine, Mead & CiderLalvin Yeasts for Wine, Mead & Cider
Fermentation is our know how at Lallemand. Beginning in the 1970s Lallemand focused its specialty fermentation knowledge on developing high quality dry yeast strains uniquely selected from Nature and conceived for the worldwide oenology.

Using processes specific to each strain, the cultures are fermented before being high-density concentrated and granulated. Yeast are then fluid bed-dried and bacteria are freeze-dried. The products pass 20 rigorous quality tests, before leaving the factory and are traceable for three years after production.

Wine Yeast - Lalvin K1V-1116 (item #5417)Lalvin K1V-1116
K1V-1116 strain was the first competitive factor yeast to go into commercial production and has become one of the most widely used active dried wine yeasts in the world.
Temp range: 50 - 86°F (10° to 30°C)
Alcohol Tolerance: 12 - 14%

The K1V-1116 strain tends to express freshness of white grape varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc and Seyval. The natural fresh fruit aromas are retained longer than with other standard yeast strains. Fruit wines and wines made from concentrates poor in nutrient balance benefit from the capacity of K1V-1116 to adapt to difficult fermentation conditions. Restarts stuck fermentations.
item #5417
the price $1.10
Wine Yeast - Lalvin K1V-1116 (item #5417)
  Wine Yeast - Lalvin EC-1118 (item #5415)Lalvin EC-1118
The EC-1118 strain was isolated, studied and selected from Champagne fermentations. Due to its competitive factor and ability to ferment equally well over a wide temperature range, the EC-1118 is one of the most widely used yeasts in the world.
Temp range: 45 - 95°F (7° to 35°C)
Alcohol Tolerance: 18%

The EC-1118 strain is recommended for all types of wines, including sparkling, and late harvest wines and cider. It may also be used to restart stuck fermentations.
item #5415
the price $1.10
Wine Yeast - Lalvin EC-1118 (item #5415)
Wine Yeast - Lalvin 71B-1122 (item #5416)Lalvin 71B-1122
The selection was designed to isolate yeasts that would produce a fruity yet fresh character in wine that would live long after fermentation. It also metabolizes 20-40% of the malic acid, making it a good choice for high acid juices.
Temp range: 59 - 86°F (15° to 30°C)
Alcohol Tolerance to 14%

The 71B is used primarily by professional winemakers for young wines such as vin nouveau and has been found to be very suitable for blush and residual sugar whites. For grapes in regions naturally high in acid, the partial metabolism of malic acid helps soften the wine. The 71B also has the ability to produce significant esters and higher alcohol, making it an excellent choice for fermenting concentrates.
item #5416
the price $1.10
Wine Yeast - Lalvin 71B-1122 (item #5416)
Wine Yeast - Lalvin D-47 (item #5419)Lalvin D-47
This strain was isolated from grapes grown in the Côte de Rhône region of France. D-47 is a low-foaming quick fermenter that settles well, forming a compact lees at the end of fermentation.
Temp range: 50° to 86°F (10° to 30°C)
Alcohol Tolerance: 12 - 14%

This strain is recommended for making wines from white varieties such as Chardonnay and Rosé. It is also an excellent choice for producing mead, however be sure to supplement with yeast nutrients, especially usable nitrogen.
item #5419
the price $1.10
Wine Yeast - Lalvin D-47 (item #5419)
Wine Yeast - Lalvin RC 212 (item #5418)Lalvin RC-212
This strain was selected from fermentations produced in the Burgundy region by the Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne (BIVB). It was selected for its ability to ferment a traditional heavier-style Burgundian Pinot Noir.
Temp range: 59° to 86°F (15° to 30°C)
Alcohol Tolerance 12% to 14% per volume

The RC 212 is recommended for red varieties where full extraction is desired. Lighter red varieties also benefit from the improved extraction while color stability is maintained throughout fermentation and aging. Aromas of ripe berry and fruit are emphasized while respecting pepper and spicy notes.

item #5418
the price $1.10
Wine Yeast - Lalvin RC 212 (item #5418)
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