Ec-1118 Lalvin Dry Wine yeast
Lalvin EC-1118 is the original ‘prise de mousse’. It was isolated in Champagne and its use is validated by the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC). Its strong competitive character, its ability to ferment at low temperature, good flocculation and excellent alcohol tolerance, make Lalvin EC-1118 an excellent strain to be used in a wide range of applications (such as sparkling wines, fruit wines and ciders).
The go-to strain for Drinking Horn Meadery in Flagstaff, AZ.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae bayanus
High alcohol tolerance up to 18%
Short lag phase
Fast fermentation rate in a wide pH range
Wide range of temperatures for fermentation including low temperatures (Optimal between 15°C to 25°C)
Low requirement in assimilable nitrogen
Low O2 requirement (especially at low temperature)
Low to average production of volatile acidity
Average SO2 production
Low H2S production
Low foam formation