The original Prise de Mousse’ was selected by the Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC) in the Champagne region. This Lalvin EC 1118® Champagne yeast is usable for producing white base wines for Champagne as well as in-bottle fermentation wines.
This yeast is known for the production of the so-called ‘vins nouveaux’, primeur or new wines with a tropical fruit character. The persistent aromas result from the production of relatively stable esters and higher alcohols. Lalvin 71B® is also characterised by the partial conversion of malic acids into alcohol and CO2 during fermentation.