Selected in Bordeaux as an ideal yeast strain for Merlot by ITV (Institut Technique du Vin) France in collaboration with Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVBBordeaux).
Collection Cepage Merlot has a short to medium lag phase, rapid and steady kinetics and naturally low volatile acid production. Mouthfeel is enhanced by high glycerol production.
While enhancing aromatic notes of cherry, raspberry, blackberry, plum and spices in Bordeaux varieties, Cepage Merlot also produces excellent results on Sangiovese, Grenache and Tempranillo.
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|Temperature Range||77-86° F|