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.
|Relative Nitrogen Needs||Low|
|Temperature Range||50-95° F|