Lalvin 71B™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae)

For fresh, fruity nouveau wines. Has the ability to degrade malic acid.

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

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Product details

LALVIN 71B™ is a high ester producer (mainly isoamyl acetate) which give the wine a characteristic fruity aroma and enhances the aromatic profile of neutral grape varieties. A popular strain for production of fresh fruity red wines, including those for early consumption. LALVIN 71B™ adsorbs a part of the polyphenolic compounds on its cell wall, and limits the harshness of the tannic structure of primeur red wines. It can metabolise a portion of the malic acid in musts, softening the wine palate.

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Wine types


Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Esters
  • Competitive factor: Sensitive
  • Minimum temperature: 15 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 30 °C
  • Nutritional needs: Low
  • MLF compatibility: Strongly recommended
  • SO2production: Low
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 14 %
  • Glycerol production: High

Product documentation


  • Colombard
  • Pinot Gris: Tropical fruit
  • Riesling: Tropical fruit
  • Viognier: Tropical fruit