K1 (V1116)

American Cultivars, Chenin Blanc, Fruit Wine, Restart Stuck Fermentations, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon, Sparkling Base, White French Hybrids
500 g
10 kg

Selected by the ICV in Mont­pellier, France, among numerous killer strains isolated and studied by Pierre Barre at INRA.

When fermented at low temperatures (16°C/61°F) with proper nutrition, it is a strong floral ester producer, especially in neutral or high-yield varieties.

Among the high ester production strains, Lalvin V1116TM is the most tolerant of difficult fermentation conditions such as extreme temperatures, high alcohol (18% v/v) and low turbidity.

Ferments well under stressed conditions and is useful in restarting stuck fermentations, especially when relative fructose levels remain high.

Alcohol Tolerance 18%
Relative Nitrogen Needs Low
Temperature Range 50-95° F
Fermentation Speed Fast
Competitive Factor Yes
MLF Compatibility Poor
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