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A highly aromatic strain suitable for white & rosé wines, this moderate fermenting yeast confers fragrant aromatics esters to the wine which enhance varietal expression and aroma. This positive aromatic impact can be used to complete the natural aromatic qualities of the grape, or to enhance where the grape itself is lacking.
Suitable for Riesling, Gewurztraminer and more. Alcohol Tolerance: 14% ABVNZ$ 4.00
A white wine strain which enhances volume and intensity for full varietal flavour expression. This moderate fermenting yeast also promotes good body and structure, whilst still preserving and respecting the natural flavour and aroma characteristics of the grape.
Suitable for Chardonnay, Semillon, Muscat, Pinot Gris and more.NZ$ 4.00
A multi-purpose strain with a very neutral sensory impact, suitable for most wine style but especially white, blush and sparkling wines. This fast fermenting yeast is highly robust, tolerating difficult fermentation conditions and alcohol levels up to 18% ABV.
Suitable for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Vegetable wine and more.NZ$ 4.00
A strain suitable for red wines, especially those intended to be light, fresh and fruity. This moderate fermenting strain produces soft, velvety-smooth wines, with aromatic enhancement of red berry fruits notes.
Suitable for Pinot Noir, Gamay and more.
Alcohol Tolerance: 14% ABVNZ$ 4.00
A white wine strain for making both dry and sweet wines, and also rosé wines. This moderate fermenting yeast is also perfectly suited to making country style wines from fruits and flowers, as these flavours and aromas are naturally enhanced. This strain promotes body, and confers rich and full, fruit and floral aromatics.
Suitable for Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, Muscat, Muscadet, Dessert wines and more.NZ$ 4.00
Lalvin ICV-D47 is a Côtes du Rhône isolate for the production of complex whites with citrus and floral notes, and for full-bodied, barrel fermented Chardonnay and other white varietals.NZ$ 2.50
Selected by the Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC) in Epernay, France. Reference strain for sparkling wine. Is the original, steady low foamer, and is popular for barrel fermentations. It is an excellent choice for secondary fermentations of sparkling wine.NZ$ 62.50Special Order only
Selected by the Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC) in Epernay, France. Reference strain for sparkling wine. Is the original, steady low foamer, and is popular for barrel fermentations. It is an excellent choice for secondary fermentations of sparkling wine.NZ$ 2.20
This strain has the ability to reduce malic acid by up to 30-35%, and reduce total titratable acidity, making it perfect for young wines intended for early consumption, and for use with fruits high in acid. This moderate fermenting yeast will soften the palate but also contribute a significant amount of esters, conferring a fresh and fruity character to the wine.
Suitable for Zinfandel, Fruit wines and more.
Alcohol Tolerance: 14% ABVNZ$ 4.00
Saccharomyces Cerevisiae – Ideally suited for rich, full bodied red wines with exceptional flavour complexity.
Noted for exceptional depth and flavour complexity, R56 exhibits complex aromatics during fermentation conferring an old world quality which one might only expect from natural flora multiple strain fermentations.
Unusually for complex aromatic strains, R56 still respects the varietal character of the fruit and confers good structure and balance. R56 is also a high glycerol producing strain.
R56 is a medium rate fermenter with optimal temperature between 22 to 30ºC (72 -86ºF) which will ferment to 13.5% abv. ethanol.NZ$ 4.00
A general purpose strain with a relatively neutral sensory impact, suitable for almost any wine style. This fast fermenting yeast is highly robust, tolerating difficult fermentation conditions and alcohol levels up to 18% ABV.
Suitable for Fortified wines, High alcohol wines, Perry, Mead, Vegetable wines, Flower wines and more.
Alcohol Tolerance: 18% ABVNZ$ 4.00
A strain suitable for all styles of red wine (except high alcohol wines above 15% ABV), this moderate fermenting yeast produces well-structured, well-balanced wines with enhanced dark fruit notes and good palate length. The positive organoleptic impact of this strain allows for promoting varietal fruit expression without detracting from the natural qualities of the grape.
Suitable for for Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Shiraz, Zinfandel, Grenache, Tempranillo, Sangiovese and more.
Alcohol Tolerance: 15% ABVNZ$ 4.00