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Lalvin RC212 Bourgovin Wine Yeast

Lalvin RC212 Bourgovin Wine Yeast

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A great strain for bringing out bright fruit aromas in structured red wines.

The Lalvin Bourgovin RC212 yeast, also called the Burgundy strain, has been selected by the BIVB (Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne), and was developed for red wines with color and structure. Due to the limited polyphenol adsorption on its cell wall, this yeast promotes the stabilization of the color and tannins during fermentation. This outstanding property makes Lalvin Bourgovin RC212 a wise choice to enhance the polyphenolic content of Gamay, Zinfandel and Grenache. Lalvin Bourgovin RC212 consistently produces Pinot Noirs with good structure, ripe berry, bright fruit and spicy characteristics.

Microbiological Properties

  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Neutral to the competitive factor
  • Alcohol tolerance up to 16%
  • Average lag phase
  • Moderate fermentation rate
  • Optimal fermentation temperature range: 20°C to 30 °C
  • High nitrogen requirement
  • Low production of volatile acidity
  • Low sulfur dioxide production
  • No foam formation
  • Low cell wall absorption of polyphenols
  • Technical Information

  • Recommended dosage rate: 0.25 to 0.4 grams per litre.
  • Initial rehydration in must is not advisable. Rehydrate in water.
  • Technical Data Sheet (PDF, 1250 KB) 

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