(Saccharomyces cerevisaie)

Suited to thin skinned, low anthocyanin red grape varieties such as Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir and Barbera. For long aging, colour stability and structure

  • Suitable for organic wine (EU 2018/848)
  • Suitable for NOP
  • Vegan

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Product details

Selected by the University of Torino from over 600 isolates collected from wineries of the Barolo region with the objective to assist in protecting colour as well as enhance varietal characters in Nebbiolo wine. LALVIN BRL97™ is particularly suited to red wines that will undergo long periods of aging, as well as varietals relatively low in anthocyanins. Its colour stability is due to low levels of β-glucosidase activity. Enhances varietal characters (including plum, spice) and contributes to wine mouthfeel. Recommended for reds to offer complexity especially in Grenache, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Barbera, and Zinfandel.

Selected by University of Torino - Italy

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Enhances varietal aromas and contributes to color stability. Adds a structural component.
  • Competitive factor: Active
  • Minimum temperature: 17 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 29 °C
  • Nutritional needs: Moderate
  • MLF compatibility: Recommended
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 16 %
  • Glycerol production: No-info

Product documentation


  • Barbera: Plum, Color Stability
  • Merlot
  • Nebbiolo
  • Pinot Noir
  • Sangiovese