Nutrients / Protectors
Specific Inactivated Yeasts
Saccharomyces cerevisiae cerevisiae
General Sensory Contribution
For Riesling and other aromatic whitesLalvin R-HST® was selected for its exceptional oenological properties in Riesling from trials conducted 1991 to 1996 in the Heiligenstein region of Austria. This yeast has a short lag phase and generation time, even at cold temperatures. These features allow it to dominate and persist over spoilage yeast such as Kloeckera apiculata, where other S. cerevisiae might have difficulty. A relatively neutral strain, Lalvin R-HST® retains fresh varietal character while contributing body and mouthfeel. It also produces crisp, premium white wines intended for aging.