Lalvin EC-1118 Wine Yeast

Lalvin EC-1118 Wine Yeast

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Lalvin EC-1118 Wine Yeast 5 gram sachet suitable for up to 5 gallons of wine. 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. The fermentation characteristics of the EC-1118 — extremely low production of foam, volatile acid and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) — make this strain an excellent choice. This strain ferments well over a very wide temperature range, from 10° to 30°C (50° to 86°F) and demonstrates high osmotic and alcohol tolerance. Good flocculation with compact lees and a relatively neutral flavor and aroma contribution are also properties of the EC-1118. 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.

Fermentation Temperature: 50-86°F

Flocculation: Low

Alcohol Tolerance: ~18%

Recommended Styles: Champagne, Late Harvest Wines, Dry Whites