Lalvin MBR 31® was selected by the ITV for use in red and white wines.
Performs well even under stressful conditions such as low pH (3.1) and low temperature, though not below 13°C(55°F). It is alcohol tolerant to 14.0% and total S02 to 45 ppm.
Known for its positive sensory characteristics. In reds, it may increase berry fruit flavors and mouthfeel. In whites, it is known for light buttery flavor, respect for fruit, increased body and length of finish.
It is sometimes slow to start, but finishes quickly.