Lalvin Rhône 4600™
(Saccharomyces cerevisiae cerevisiae)

Aromatic and elegant whites and rosés

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

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Product details

Lalvin Rhône 4600® was selected from Viognier by the Inter-Rhône’s technical department after a three-year study of yeast well suited for fermenting fruit-forward, elegant white and rosé wines. High sugar and low nitrogen musts, when fermented cool (13.5°C) with the Rhône 4600®, have enhanced apricot and tropical fruit due to strong fatty acid ethyl ester production. Higher roundness with diminished bitterness also makes the Rhône 4600® a good choice for Rhône white varietals and Chardonnay. Although the Rhône 4600® does not enhance the varietal character of Sauvignon blanc or Semillon, this yeast does bring fatness and balance along with light aromatic ester notes as a good blending component.

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Technical information

  • General sensory contribution: Esters
  • Competitive factor: Active
  • Minimum temperature: 10 °C
  • Maximum temperature: 30 °C
  • Nutritional needs: Low
  • MLF compatibility: Strongly recommended
  • SO2production: Moderate
  • Fermentation rate: Moderate
  • Alcohol tolerance: 15 %
  • Glycerol production: High

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