LalvinRC-212 (12-14% alcohol tolerance)
For producing red wines of smooth character and rounded structure. 1 packet sufficient for 1-6 gallons.
Saccharomyces cerevisiae ORIGIN The Bourgovin RC 212 strain was selected from fermentations produced in the Burgundy region by the Bureau interprofessionnel des vins de Bourgogne (BIVB). It was selected for its ability to ferment a traditional heavier-style Burgundian Pinot Noir. OENOLOGICAL PROPERTIES and APPLICATIONS The RC 212 is a low-foaming moderate-speed fermenter with an optimum fermentation temperature ranging from 20¦-30¦C (68¦-86¦F). A very low producer of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and sulfur dioxide (SO2), the RC 212 shows good alcohol tolerance to 16%. The RC 212 is recommended for red varieties where full extraction is desired. Lighter red varieties also benefit from the improved extraction while color stability is maintained throughout fermentation and aging. Aromas of ripe berry and fruit are emphasized while respecting pepper and spicy notes.