Selected in Portugal by the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD) in cooperation with the Viticultural Commission of the Vinho Verde region.
Lalvin QA23™ has low nutrient and oxygen requirements. It has been known to ferment juice at low temperatures (15°C/59°F) to dryness.
Excellent thiol converter making it a complementary yeast for developing varietal Sauvignon Blanc passion fruit character.
Produces large amounts of the enzyme beta-glucosidase during growth which allows for the release of bound terpenes in aromatic varieties.
|Relative Nitrogen Needs||Low|
|Temperature Range||59-90° F|
|MLF Compatibility||Very Good|
|Sensory Effects||Enhanced Varietal Character|