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LALVIN EC-1118 yeast is a specially selected dry active yeast strain of saccharomyces bayanus, which is used very reliably for the fermentation of white must and wine. In still wine, LALVIN EC-1118 yeast reinforces lemon flavors; in sparkling wine it tends to form green apple flavor or vegetative nuances. Particularly suitable grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and light Pinot Gris.    

Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. Bayanus, Saccharomyces yeast species for sparkling wine production (Tank fermentation; bottle fermentation)
Suitable for
All grape varieties
Temperature, Dosage
> 12°C, 20-30 g/hl

Core features

  • Specially developed for the fermentation of base wine for sparkling wine
  • Good activity over a wide temperature range
  • Rapid pre- and full fermentation
  • Low formation of undesirable fermentation by-products
  • Good sedimentation behavior
  • Low nutrient requirements
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