EC1118 (Prise de Mousse)

Item No. EC1118
Sparkling Base, Late Harvest, Icewine, Fruit Wine Selected by the Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC) in Epernay, France. Reference strain for sparkling wine. Is the original, steady low foamer, and is popular for barrel fermentations. It is an excellent choice for secondary fermentations of
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Description
Sparkling Base, Late Harvest, Icewine, Fruit Wine

  • Selected by the Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC) in Epernay, France. Reference strain for sparkling wine.
  • Is the original, steady low foamer, and is popular for barrel fermentations. It is an excellent choice for secondary fermentations of sparkling wine.
  • Ferments well at low temperatures and flocculates with compact lees.
  • Under low nutrient conditions Lalvin EC1118TM can produce high amounts of SO2 (up to 50 ppm) and, as a result, may inhibit malolactic fermentation.

apple sihouette.jpgAlso good for cider.

Specifications
Alcohol Tolerance 18% ABV
Competitive Factor Yes
Fermentation Speed Fast
Malolactic Compatibilty Average
Maximum Temperature 30°C (86°F)
Minimum Temperature 10°C (50°F)
Nutrient Demand Low
Species S. bayanus
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