Lalvin 71B™

Lalvin 71B™ has been isolated and selected by INRA Narbonne (France), for its ability to produce a high level of esters (isoamyl ester), allowing it to reinforce the aromatic profile of wines fermented from neutral varieties. Lalvin 71B™ has the capacity to absorb polyphenolic compounds on its cellular wall which limits tannin structure of young and fresh red wine.
Grape must inoculated with Lalvin 71B™ will easily go through malolactic fermentation, as 20-40% of malic acid can be metabolized by this yeast strain during primary fermentation. Lalvin 71B™ is the perfect choice to create young, fresh and fruity red, rosé and white wines that are easy to drink. It is also a good choice for late harvest wines.

100 x 5g packs


  • GRAPE VARIETY PAIRING: Cabernet Franc, Gewürztraminer, Grenache, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Viognier, Zinfandel and Gamay
  • WINE STYLES: Red, rosé and white young, fresh and fruity wine with smooth tannin structure as well as fruit ciders
  • AROMA: Tropical fruit and banana flavor.
  • FERMENTATION RANGE: 15-30 °C (59-86 °F)
  • INOCULATION RATE: 0.2-0.4g/L


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