Lalvin Rhone 2226™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

Alcohol tolerance and fermentation performance, structure and colour stability

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

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Product details

LALVIN RHÔNE 2226™ enhances varietal flavour and aroma (black fruit), contributes to structure, and maintains high colour intensity. Can also be used for certain white varieties (eg Semillon) from warmer regions. A vigorous fermenter, tolerates 18% v/v alcohol. Given its tolerance to high alcohol, this yeast is recommended for the fermentation of high sugar red wines and late harvest wines. LALVIN RHÔNE 2226™ contributes to wine quality by enhancing varietal aroma expression and tannin structure and maintains a high colour intensity.

Selected by Selected by the Côtes du Rhône Wine Committee in the Côtes du Rhône, France

Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Contributes to aroma. Promotes phenolic extraction and texture.
  • Competitive factor: Active
  • Minimum temperature: 15 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 28 °C
  • Nutritional needs: High
  • MLF compatibility: Recommended
  • SO2production: Moderate
  • Fermentation rate: Fast
  • Alcohol tolerance: 18 %
  • Glycerol production: Moderate

Product documentation


  • Merlot
  • Nebbiolo
  • Sangiovese
  • Syrah
  • Tempranillo