Lalvin K1 (V1116) has been selected by INRA Montpellier located in France in the Mediterranean region. When fermented at low temperatures (below 16°C) and with the right addition of nutrients, Lalvin K1 (V1116) is one of the yeast producing the most floral esters (isoamyl acetate, hexyl acetate, phenyl ethyl acetate). These esters bring fresh floral aromas to neutral varieties or high-yield grapes. Among the high ester producers, Lalvin K1 (V1116) is the most resistant strain in difficult fermentation conditions, such as low turbidity, low temperature, and low fatty acid content. Lalvin K1 (V1116) is also a proven strain for the fermentation of ice wines.
- Temperature Range: 50–95° F
- Alcohol Tolerance: 18%