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Lalvin Bourgovin RC212 Wine yeast

Lalvin Bourgovin RC212 Wine yeast



Lalvin Bourgovin RC212 Wine yeast

The Bourgorouge RC212 strain was selected from fermentations in the Burgundy region of France, It was selected for its ability to ferment a traditional heavier style burgundian Pinot Noir.

This yeast has placed itself as the reference yeast for the making of quality Pinot Noir. Lalvin RC212 enhances the polyphenolic content of grape types such as Grenache, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. It consistently produces Pinot Noir with structure, ripe cherry, bright fruit and spicy characters.

Compared to many other yeast recommended for Pinot Noir, the use of Lalvin RC212 results in greater anthocyanin content and higher colour intensity of the resultant wine. This is due to the limited adsorption of polyphenols on Lalvin RC212 yeast cell walls, thus limiting colour loss and maintaining structure during aging.

Lalvin RC212 is used extensively in Australia and New Zealand for the production of Pinot Noir.

Temperature: 18 - 30°C
Alcohol Tolerance: 16%

Flavour Profile: Ripe Cherry, Bright Fruit, Spicy

Suitable Style: Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Grenache