NT 116

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sémillon, Syrah
1 kg

Product of the yeast hybridization program of Infruitec-Nietvoorbij, the wine and vine institute of the Agricul­tural Research Council in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

It is alcohol tolerant up to 15.5% (v/v), cold tolerant (13°C/56°F) and has a medium nitrogen requirement.

NT 116 has a dual application in winemaking. Its fer­mentation kinetics make it very suitable for full-bod­ied, high-maturity red wines destined for oak aging. Its high ability to convert volatile thiols and high ester production at low temperatures makes it simi­larly suitable for the production of New World style aromatic white and rosé wines. It specifically enhances the zesty (citrus) aromas in whites.

Alcohol Tolerance 15.5%
Relative Nitrogen Needs Medium
Temperature Range 56-83° F
Fermentation Speed Fast
Competitive Factor Yes
MLF Compatibility Good
Sensory Effects Enhanced Varietal Character

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