Opale (ICV)

Chardonel, Chardonnay, Frontenac Gris, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc
#33-15114
500 g

The most recent natural yeast selection from the ICV.

Shown to have a short lag phase, low SO2 and H2S pro­duction and medium nitrogen requirements.

Lalvin ICV Opale® shows good fermentation abilities from high-maturity grapes which might otherwise produce more neutral wines.

Optimizes positive aromas in difficult hot climate whites while providing intense fruit in premium white and rosé wines.

Alcohol Tolerance 14%
Relative Nitrogen Needs Medium
Temperature Range 59-86° F
Fermentation Speed Moderate
Competitive Factor Yes
MLF Compatibility Poor
Sensory Effects Esters
Enhanced Varietal Character

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