EC1118 (Prise De Mousee)

Fruit Wine, Icewine, Late Harvest, Secondary Fermentation, Sparkling Base
500 g
10 kg

Selected by the Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC) in Epernay, France. Refer­ence strain for sparkling wine.

Is the original, steady low foamer, and is popular for barrel fermentations. It is an excellent choice for sec­ondary fermentations of sparkling wine.

Ferments well at low temperatures and flocculates with compact lees.

Under low nutrient conditions Lalvin EC1118™ can produce high amounts of SO2 (up to 50 ppm) and, as a result, may inhibit malolactic fermentation.

Alcohol Tolerance 18%
Relative Nitrogen Needs Low
Temperature Range 50-86° F
Fermentation Speed Fast
Competitive Factor Yes
MLF Compatibility Average
Sensory Effects Neutral

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